Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG09] Satellite Earth Environment Observation

Wed. May 27, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM 301B (3F)

Convener:*Riko Oki(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Tadahiro Hayasaka(Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), Kaoru Sato(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Masaki Satoh(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Nobuhiro Takahashi(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology), Yoshiaki HONDA(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Kenlo Nasahara(Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba), Takashi Nakajima(Tokai University, School of Information Science & Technology, Dept. of Human & Information Science), Taikan Oki(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo), Tatsuya Yokota(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Yukari Takayabu(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo), Hiroshi Murakami(Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Hajime Okamoto(Kyushu University), Chair:Misako Kachi(Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

[ACG09-12] uvSCOPE - NO2 observation from International Space Station-

*Yasuko KASAI1, Yugo KANAYA2, Hiroshi TANIMOTO3, OF ATMOS. ENV., Jsac COMMISS.2 (1.NICT, 2.Commission on the Atmospheric Environmental, the Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry (JSAC), 3.NIES)

Keywords:Air quality, International Space Station, UV/VIS imaging spectrometer

Emissions of air pollutants have increased in the past decades in Asian region, and precise understanding of the emission source become more important to estimate the accurate amount of the emission for the view of domestic air quality, intra-continental and inter-continental long-range transport. We have been trying to detect unknown source of the local "hot spot" of the pollution source.
In 2006, the Japan Society of Atmospheric Chemistry (JSAC) formed Commission on the Atmospheric Environmental Observation Satellite to initiate the discussion of future satellite mission for air quality. In 2014, the mission concept, a UV/VIS sensor for NO2 and absorption aerosol, was recommended from Earth observation committee to the middle class mission of exposed module of KIBO in International Space Station. Targeted spatial resolution is about 1-2 km, and focused to detect "a hot spot of the pollution source using NO2 emission". Overview of the mission including user requirement and the sensitivity study will be presented in this talk.