Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS21] Atmospheric Chemistry

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 201B (2F)

Convener:*Yousuke Sawa(Oceanography and Geochemistry Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute), Nobuyuki Takegawa(Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University), Yugo Kanaya(Research Institute for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Kenshi Takahashi(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Hiroshi Tanimoto(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Chair:Tomoki Nakayama(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University)

5:36 PM - 5:39 PM

[AAS21-P20] Trend analysis of satellite observed tropospheric NO2 vertical column density over East Asia

3-min talk in an oral session

*Takuya MUTO1, Hitoshi IRIE2, Syuichi ITAHASHI3 (1.Graduate School of Advanced Integration Science, Chiba University, 2.Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, 3.Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)

Keywords:Nitrogen dioxide, OMI, GOME-2, trend analysis

Nitrogen dioxide plays a central role in the atmospheric environment as a toxic substance for respiratory system and precursors of ozone and aerosols. Furthermore, OH concentration is dependent on nitrogen dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. Although Hilboll et al.(2013) showed an increase in NO2 concentration over Central Eastern China(CEC) until 2011 and a gradual decrease in NO2 concentration over Japan until 2011, the latest trend until 2014 has not been reported yet. The time period is of interest, because it corresponds to the 12th 5-year-plan regulating NOx emissions in China and the period with the power substitution of thermal power generation for the nuclear power generation in Japan. In this study, we used two satellite datasets from OMI and GOME-2 that have been operationally observing tropospheric NO2 VCD in recent years until 2014. Tropospheric NO2 VCD trends in China and Japan were estimated based on the regression analysis for annual mean values. Although an increase in NO2 VCD occurred at a rate of 7% per year from 2005 to 2011 over Central Eastern China, we found a decrease at a rate of 11% per year from 2011 to 2014. Over Japan, the NO2 VCD increased at a rate of 4% per year from 2005 to 2011 and decreased from 2011 to 2014 at a rate of 4% per year. In this presentation, we also conduct detail trend analysis on a grid basis to discuss the potential causes for these variations in NO2 VCD over China and Japan.