Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (A)
Session Sub-categoryAS
Session IDA-AS01
Title Evolution of Global Environmental Research based on Atmospheric Vertical Motions
Short Title Vertical Motion Meteorology
Date & Time
AM1, AM2 Sun, 21 MAY
PM3 Sun, 21 MAY
AM1 Monday, 22 MAY
Main ConvenerName Masaki Satoh
Affiliation Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 1Name Kaoru Sato
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2Name Yosuke Niwa
Affiliation National Institute for Environmental Studies
Co-Convener 3Name Hajime Okamoto
Affiliation Kyushu University
Session Language E
Scope Vertical atmospheric motion plays an important role in various scales of atmospheric circulation. It plays a central role in the general circulation of the atmosphere and in various problems such as cumulus convection which causes severe weather, the formation of clouds and precipitation, the vertical transport of materials, including anthropogenic greenhouse gases, and the stratosphere and troposphere exchange. The actual nature of the vertical motions of the atmosphere is not well understood because directly observing the vertical motion over a wide area is difficult, and atmospheric vertical velocities strongly depend on the resolution of the numerical models. In this section, we will approach the vertical motion of the atmosphere from various aspects, including observational studies of vertical motion captured by new observational technologies, such as future cloud vertical motion observations such as the EarthCARE satellite, high-resolution numerical modeling, and analysis and theory of vertical motions. Through this discussion, we aim to develop a comprehensive understanding of global environmental science in terms of atmospheric vertical motions.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with -
Meteorological Society of Japan