Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Session information

International Session (Oral)

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

[A-AS01] Global Carbon Cycle Observation and Analysis

Tue. May 24, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A03 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Nobuko Saigusa(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Prabir Patra(Research Institute for Global Change, JAMSTEC), Toshinobu Machida(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Satoru Chatani(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Chair:Nobuko Saigusa(National Institute for Environmental Studies)

There is an increase in number of observational platforms, such as satellites, aircrafts, ships, and ground stations, for monitoring atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) and air pollutions. National or regional inventories of emissions have also been prepared at greater resolution in space and time. However, due to uncertainties in modeling tools, and limited observational data coverage, high uncertainty still remains in global or regional sources/sinks estimations.

Developing integrated observation and analysis systems for GHGs are the most urgent tasks and it is understood that short-lived air pollutants plays critical role in cycling of GHGs as defined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Therefore atmospheric transport modeling, inverse modeling, and assimilation methods should be tested and improved for process level understanding of regional fluxes of GHGs as well as the air pollutants. All results should be complemented by the both "top-down" approach (with inverse models) and "bottom-up" approach (with surface flux/emission network data and ground-based models).

The purpose of the session is to discuss state-of-the-art techniques for estimations of surface emission of GHGs and air pollutants. Ideally these results should allow us to detect any changes that might be appearing globally and in the Asia-Pacific under the changing climate, and to disseminate scientific knowledge for developing emission mitigation policies in timely manner. Improved estimates of emissions from land use change, fires, and other anthropogenic sources (urban and thermal power station, etc.) should be addressed. We also welcome discussions for designs and plans for future studies targeting city and country scale emission issues using sophisticated modeling tools for improved understanding human impacts on future climate change.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

*Syuichi Itahashi1, Itsushi Uno2, Hitoshi Irie3, Jun-ichi Kurokawa4, Toshimasa Ohara5 (1.Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), 2.Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM), Kyushu University, 3.Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS), Chiba University, 4.Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP), 5.National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES))

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

*Yuji Kominami1, Katsumi Yamanoi1, Kenzo Kitamura1, Takafumi Miyama1, Yasuko Mizoguchi1, Satoru Takanashi1, Yukio Yasuda1, Nobuko Saigusa2, Yoshiyuki Takahashi2, Wonsik Kim4, Akira Miyata4, Keisuke Ono4, Shigeyuki Ishidoya3, Hiroaki Kondo3, Takahisa Maeda3, Shohei Murayama3, Samreong Panuthai5, Taksin Archawakom6 (1.Foresry ansd Forest Products Research Institute, 2.National Institute for Environmental Studies, 3.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 4.National Institute for Agro-Environmental Science, 5.Department of National Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation of Thailand, 6.Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research)