Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

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

[A-AS01] Advances in Atmospheric Remote Sensing Techniques

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 301B (3F)

Convener:*Wenbo Sun(Science Systems and Applications, Inc.), Yongxiang Hu(NASA Langley Research Center), Kenji Kai(Nagoya University), Kazuaki Kawamoto(Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University), Chair:Kazuaki Kawamoto(Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University), Yongxiang Hu(NASA Langley Research Center), Wenbo Sun(Science Systems and Applications, Inc.)

5:50 PM - 5:55 PM

[AAS01-P02] Antarctic temperature and ozone observed by satellite

3-min talk in an oral session

*Chun-chieh HSIAO1, Jann-yenq LIU1, Shiann-jeng YU1, Guey-shin CHANG1 (1.National Space Organizaion)

The Formosa Satellite 3, also named as the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (abbreviated as FORMOSAT-3 /COSMIC, F3/C), is a constellation of six micro-satellites, designed for monitoring weather and space weather. The constellation was launched into an initial circular low-Earth orbit at an altitude of 512 km on 15 April 2006. The six micro-satellites have deployed to six mission obits at around 800 km altitude with 30-degrees separation in longitude for evenly distributed global coverage. The major payload onboard F3/C, GPS occultation experiment (GOX) instrument daily provides more than 2000 soundings of atmospheric vertical temperature profile. By binning radio occultation observations, the three-dimensional temperature structure can be obtained to monitor Antarctic temperature variation. Real-time measurements of vertical temperature structures over the Antarctic region are important for monitoring the formation of polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) which is a critical factor in the ozone variation. On the other hand, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) in the Aura mission observes for total ozone and other atmospheric parameters related to ozone chemistry and climate. The instrument observes Earth's backscattered radiation with a wide-field telescope feeding two imaging grating spectrometers. In this work, more than 6 years observation will be analyzed to provide a quantitative comparison of ozone and atmospheric temperature variation in Antarctic.