Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences(A)
Session Sub CategoryComplex & General
Session IDA-CG49
TitlePromotion of Application and Utilization of Aircrafts for Earth sciences
Short titleAircraft observation for Earth sciences
Main ConvenerNameNobuhiro Takahashi
AffiliationInstitute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
Co-Convener 1NameMakoto Koike
AffiliationDepartment of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2NameRikie Suzuki
AffiliationDepartment of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Co-Convener 3NameToshinobu Machida
AffiliationNational Institute for Environmental Studies
ScopeUnder the current situation of rapid global environmental change, such as global warming, that affects the human societal activities and societal basis such as water and food, both the observational study of the Earth become more important as well as the studies on the numerical models. In particular, aircraft observation is expected to be better than the satellite and/or ground based observation when the immediate or direct observation is needed. For example, in situ measurements of the microscopic values such as concentration of greenhouse effect gaseous and size distribution and chemical components of aerosols and clouds are only available by aircraft observation. Aircraft observation is also useful for detailed remote sensing of typhoons, ecosystem, atmosphere, ocean, geodesy, volcanology, seismology. Activities of the aircraft observation has not been weighted in Japan comparing with other countries. Recently, new observational technologies such as drones and unmanned aircrafts became to be utilized for the Earth observations. It indicates the concept of the aircraft observations has been changing now. We would like to propose this session for the cross-cutting discussion over the fields of space and planetary sciences, atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences, human geosciences, solid Earth sciences, and biogeosciences on the new applications/utilization of aircraft that includes the new type aircraft observations, synergetic utilization with satellite and ground based observations, and collaboration with numerical model studies.
Type of presentationOral and Poster presentation
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