Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (A)
Session Sub-categoryAS
Session IDA-AS09
Title Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate
Short Title SPARC
Date & Time
AM1, AM2 Fri, 26 MAY
PM3 Fri, 26 MAY
AM2 Thursday, 25 MAY
Main ConvenerName Masakazu Taguchi
Affiliation Aichi University of Education
Co-Convener 1Name Nawo Eguchi
Affiliation Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University
Co-Convener 2Name Masashi Kohma
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planet Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 3Name Shunsuke Noguchi
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Faculty of Science, Kyushu University
Session Language J
Scope The dynamical, radiative, and chemical processes involved in the stratosphere-troposphere (ST) interactions are essential for understanding the formation and change/variations of the climate. Both observational data and high-resolution models have now clearly demonstrated that stratospheric processes can affect various tropospheric phenomena. Recent research directions include, but are not limited to, better understanding of ST interaction processes, verification and development of subseasonal-to-seasonal predictions of ST coupled variations, and development of statistics-/informatics-based studies. Studies are also notable that treat the stratosphere and mesosphere integrally as the "middle atmosphere" and that deal with the "whole atmosphere" extending from the surface (land and ocean) to the upper atmosphere (the thermosphere and ionosphere). In this session, we welcome studies focusing on various ST processes as well as those extending the target upward to the mesosphere and upper atmosphere and/or downward to the surface. Inheriting the significance of the Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) sessions held at past JpGU meetings, this division aims to enhance the development of this field in close cooperation with the atmospheric chemistry session.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with -
Meteorological Society of Japan, The Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry