Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

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

[A-CG10] Earth and Planetary satellite observation projects Part II: Satellite Earth Environment Observation

Mon. May 23, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 303 (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), 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), Tsuneo Matsunaga(Center for Environmental Measurement and Analysis, 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(Kyusyu University), Gail Skofronick Jackson(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Paul Chang(NOAA College Park), David Crisp(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology), Chair:Paul Chang(NOAA College Park), Taikan Oki(Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo)

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

[ACG10-07] Development status of the GCOM-W1 AMSR2 research products

*Takashi Maeda1, Mieko Seki2, Tomoyuki Nomaki2, Misako Kachi1 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2.Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan)

Keywords:Watercycle monitoring, Microwave radiometer, Earth observation

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has operated the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2
(AMSR2) onboard the GCOM-W satellite lauched in May 2012. In this mission, 8 geophysical values (water
vapor, cloud liquid water, precipitation, sea surface temperature, sea surface wind speed, sea ice concentration, snow depth, and soil moisture) were defined as the standard products, and these are released to the public since May 2013.
On the other hand, several research products (e.g., land surface temperature, vegetation water content, sea
ice motion vector, thin sea ice detection, and high-resolution sea ice concentration) as a candidate of a future
standard product were officially defined in March 2015. Based on it, we started to implement algorithms to create the research products from the AMSR2 data, and obtained the initial validation results. In this paper, we present the current status of GCOM-W AMSR2 research products.