Hoshi, Kyoshi

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Kiyoshi Hoshi


Dr. Kiyoshi Hoshi 1943 - 2006 (Sapporo, Japan)


Dr. Kiyoshi Hoshi, Director of River Disaster Prevention Research Center, Sapporo, Japan. He taught at University of Hokkaido and Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. After moving to a practice oriented governmental research institute, he took a strong lead to apply the advanced models and theory to practice and demonstrated their use. By those contributions he was awarded the Distinguished Contribution Award of Japan Society of Hydrology and Water Resources in July 2002.

Hydrological Achievements[edit]

Kiyoshi Hoshi was a brilliant hydrologist mainly contributed to stochastic hydrology and surface hydrology. His contribution on disaggregation method in data generation and unification of Kinematic wave model and storage function model were some examples of many works of his. He was one of the earliest Japanese hydrologists who worked in an international domain publishing many papers in Water Resources Research, Journal of Hydrology etc. He was one of the most important contributors to IUGG/IAHS 2003 held in Sapporo.

Reference Material[edit]

Short obituary for IAHS by Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, 2006]

Major Publications[edit]

Hoshi, K., 1973. A study on the analysis and simulation of precipitation by the multivariate statistical model. 土木学会論文報告集, 1973(213), pp.77-87.

Hoshi, K. and Yamaoka, I., 1973. simulation technique of monthly runoff by use of precipitation time series at multistations. In Decisions with Inadequate Hydrologic Data Proceedings of the Second International Symposium in Hydrology.

Hoshi, K., Burges, S.J. and Yamaoka, I., 1978. Reservoir design capacities for various seasonal operational hydrology models. 土木学会論文報告集, 1978(273), pp.121-134.

Burges, S.J. and Hoshi, K., 1978. Approximation of a normal distribution by a three‐parameter log normal distribution. Water Resources Research, 14(4), pp.620-622.

Hoshi, K. and Burges, S.J., 1978. The impact of seasonal flow characteristics and demand patterns on required reservoir storage. Journal of Hydrology, 37(3), pp.241-260.

Hoshi, K. and Burges, S.J., 1979. Disaggregation of streamflow volumes. Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 105(1), pp.27-41.

Hoshi, K. and Burges, S.J., 1980. Seasonal runoff volumes conditioned on forecasted total runoff volume. Water Resources Research, 16(6), pp.1079-1084.

Hoshi, K. and Burges, S.J., 1981. Approximate estimation of the derivative of a standard gamma quantile for use in confidence interval estimates. Journal of Hydrology, 53(3), pp.317-325.

Hoshi, K. and Burges, S.J., 1981. Sampling properties of parameter estimates for the log Pearson type 3 distribution, using moments in real space. Journal of Hydrology, 53(3), pp.305-316.

Nakatsugawa, M., Hoshi, K., Hotta, T. and YAMASHITA, Y., 1992. Application of Kriging Method to Improvement of accuracy of Radar Measurements. In 2nd International Symposium on Hydrological Applications of Weather Radar.

Usutani, T., Nakatsugawa, M. and Hoshi, K., 2007. Development of Practical Snowmelt Runoff Model with Water Flow through Snowpack. Journal of the Japan Society of Hydrology & Water Resources, 20(2), pp.93-105.

Hoshi, K., Stedinger, J.R. and Burges, S.J., 1984. Estimation of log-normal quantiles: Monte Carlo results and first-order approximations. Journal of Hydrology, 71(1), pp.1-30.