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-EM07] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Tue. May 26, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM 302 (3F)

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Solar-Terrestrial Environement Laboratory, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Kazuo Shiokawa(Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Chair:Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA)

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

[PEM07-42] Initial Observations of Space Environment Data Acquisition Monitor (SEDA) on Board Himawari-8

*Tsutomu NAGATSUMA1, Kaori SAKAGUCHI1, Yuki KUBO1 (1.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

Keywords:Space Weather Forecast, Geospace, Radiation Belts, Proton Event, High Energy Particles, Geostationary Orbit

New Japanese meteorological satellite, Himawari-8, was successfully launched on October 7, 2014. Space environment data acquisition monitor (SEDA) is on board Himawari-8, as one of the housekeeping information for satellite operation. SEDA consists two sensors. One is proton sensor, which has 8 separate diode detectors. The energy range of the proton detectors are from 21.6 MeV to 81.4 MeV.
The other is electron sensor, which measures internal charging currents caused by energetic electrons. There are eight sensor plates arranged in a stack and each plate responds to a different energy range. As a result, energetic electrons whose energy range between 0.2 to 4.5 MeV can be measured by the electron sensors. The time resolution of each sensors is 10 sec. The field of view of SEDA is eastward. Thus, the specification of SEDA is suitable for monitoring the energetic electrons and protons above Japanese meridian of Geostationary orbit.
Himawari-8/SEDA has been operating since November 3, 2014. Based on the agreement between Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) and NICT, JMA is providing Himawari/SEDA data in near-real time since January 21. 2015. Currently we are checking the quality of Himawari-8/SEDA data. Results of initial observation by Himawari-8/SEDA will be introduced in our presentation.