Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

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 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

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)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[ACG10-P11] Development of remote sensing algorithm to retrieve aerosol optical properties and introduction of the results of case studies

*Makiko Hashimoto1, Hideaki Takenaka1, Akiko Higurashi2, Teruyuki Nakajima1 (1.Japan Aerospace Explortion Agency, 2.NIES)

Keywords:Remote sensing, Aerosol, Satellite

We have developed a satellite remote sensing algorithm to retrieve the aerosol optical properties using multi-wavelength and multi-pixel information of satellite imagers (MWP). We simultaneously retrieve several parameters that characterize pixels, such as aerosol optical thickness (AOT) of fine and coarse mode particles, single scattering albedo (SSA), and ground surface albedo of each observed wavelength, in each of horizontal sub-domains consisting the target area.
We applied the algorithm to GOSAT/TANSO-CAI and Himawari-8/AHI data. We will show the retrieval results of aerosol characteristics over the urban and forest fire regions such as the Kanto area in Japan and Beijing in China. We also tried to retrieve aerosol properties at a forest fire case, so we would like to introduce the retrieval results over the forest fire regions in Indonesia.
From the results, AOT over the urban or high population areas is larger than that around rural or the low population areas. Furthermore, the SSA is lower in the urban region. For the forest fire case, the AOT and SSA along the plume are higher and lower than that of the other region, respectively. Although the AOT of fine mode totally looks dominant, the Angstrom exponent around the hot spot is lower than that of the leeward side, and increase with the increasing distance from the hot spot.