Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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[U-06] Evolution of New Seamless Science: From Space, Sun to the Earth Surface

Sun. May 24, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 105 (1F)

Convener:*Yutaka Matsumi(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University), Kanya Kusano(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University), Joji Ishizaka(Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University), Kazuhisa Tsuboki(Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center, Nagoya University), Masaki Enami(Center for Chronological Research, Nagoya University), Chair:Kazuo Shiokawa(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University), Akira Mizuno(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University)

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

[U06-14] Importance of water vapor in vertical coupling of atmosphere

*Takuji NAKAMURA1 (1.NIPR)

Keywords:Nagoya, Sun, Earth, environment, water vapor, coupling

Water and water vapor in the earth's atmosphere is mostly confined in the troposphere. Furthermore, the scale height of water vapor density in the troposphere is much smaller than the scale height of the atmosphere and the major part is existent around the ground level. However, the water vapor is raised to near the tropopause easily by convections and releases latent heat there. This acts as a very important heat source to derive large scale atmospheric waves and induces strong vertical coupling in the earth's atmosphere from the ground to the upper atmosphere and the ionosphere. This paper will describe the importance of such latent heat transfer by the water in the atmospheric dynamics.