Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences (A)
Session Sub-categoryCG
Session IDA-CG47
Title Promotion of climate and earth system sciences using manned/unmanned aircrafts
Short Title Aircraft observations
Date & Time
AM1 Fri, 26 MAY
PM3 Fri, 26 MAY
AM2 Thursday, 25 MAY
Main ConvenerName Nobuhiro Takahashi
Affiliation Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
Co-Convener 1Name Makoto Koike
Affiliation Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Co-Convener 2Name Toshinobu Machida
Affiliation National Institute for Environmental Studies
Co-Convener 3Name Taro Shinoda
Affiliation Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University
Session Language J
Scope The global climate change, especially for global warming is a big issue throughout the Earth and planetary sciences. To confront this problem, progresses of the observations both for continuous monitoring of the Earth and for the process studies as well as the numerical climate modeling become more important. Aircraft observation has the great advantages on the promptness/timeliness and direct (in-situ) observation which cannot be achieved by Earth observing satellites or ground-based observations. Recently, the importance of aircraft observation is increasing in "in-situ measurements" such as concentration of greenhouse gases, aerosol and cloud particle size distribution, and chemical composition, and "remote sensing" such as three-dimensional observation typhoons and observation on forests and vegetation for better understanding of the detailed process of the global warming and its impacts on the global climate and weather. In addition, the application of aircraft observation including the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to geodesy, studies on earthquakes and volcanos are also progressing. However, operational and/or extensive aircraft observations to fulfill the requirements in Japan are not realized at the present time even though the aircraft observations technologies in Japan have been leading the world. Under this situation, the Science Council of Japan selected the proposal "Promotion of Scientific Research on Climate and Earth System Sciences Using Aircrafts" as high priority program. In order to promote more comprehensive/extensive researches by the aircraft observations, it is necessary to have close collaborations among researchers. In this session, we will discuss the future promotion of aircraft and UAV observation through the latest research results using aircraft.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with -