Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM10] Study of coupling processes in solar-terrestrial system

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM A01 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Mamoru Yamamoto(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Satonori Nozawa(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory), Yasunobu Ogawa(National Institute of Polar Research), Hiroyuki Hashiguchi(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Akimasa Yoshikawa(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University), Chair:Satonori Nozawa(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory)

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

[PEM10-04] Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC): To better understand the weather and climate systems of the Maritime Continent

*Kunio YONEYAMA1, Chidong Zhang2 (1.JAMSTEC, 2.University of Miami)

Keywords:Years of the Maritime Continent, YMC, Field campaign

It is time to challenge to precisely understand complicated weather and climate systems of the Maritime Continent, which hosts various atmospheric and oceanic phenomena and acts as a heat engine of the global atmospheric circulation. To meet this, a 2-year field campaign Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) starting from mid-2017 is being proposed. Its overarching goal is to improve understanding and prediction of local multi-scale variability of the MC weather and climate systems and global impact. The following five themes are set to be key for success of the campaign; 1) atmospheric convection, 2) ocean and air-sea interaction, 3) troposphere-stratosphere interaction, 4) aerosols, and 5) prediction improvement. YMC itself is a framework which enables of coordination and collaboration to conduct several intensive observations and numerical modeling challenges among participants. Routine observations by local agencies and long-term deployed measurement systems such as Equatorial Atmospheric Radar will be bases for observation network.