Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS03] Interdisciplinary studies on pre-earthquake processes

Wed. May 25, 2016 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 304 (3F)

Convener:*Katsumi Hattori(Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University), Dimitar Ouzounov(Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations (CEESMO) , Schmid College of Science & Technology Chapman University, Orange, California, USA), Jann-Yenq Liu(Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Taiwan), Qinghua Huang(Peking University), Chair:Dimitar Ouzounov(Chapman University), Katsumi Hattori(Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

[MIS03-08] Modification of Ionosphere before Large Earthquakes- Report of Ionosphere Precursor Study Task Group

★Invited papers

*Koichiro Oyama1,2, R Ryu4, C.H. Chen5, L Bankov8, D Minakshi3, H Liu2,7, J.Y. Liu6, T Kodama9 (1.Plasma and Space Science Center,National Cheng Kung University, 2.International Center for Space Weather Study and Education, Kyushu University, 3.Physics department, Gauhati University, Assam, India, 4.Satellite Technology Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejon, Republic of Korea, 5.Department of Earth Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 6.Institute of Space Science, National Central University, Chung-Li, Taiwan, 7.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, 8.Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 9.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Tsukuba, Japan)

Keywords: ionopshere, earthquake, wave

The current status of ionospheric precursors associated with large earthquakes (EQs) is summarized in this paper as an outcome of a joint endeavor of the “Ionosphere Precursor Study Task Group,” which was formed with the support of the Mitsubishi Foundation in 2014–2015. The group aims to promote the study of ionosphere precursors to EQs by trying to provide new findings, to prepare for a future EQ-dedicated satellite constellation, which is essentially needed to study the global morphology of ionosphere precursors, and to determine whether short term EQ prediction is possible.
The first part of the manuscript reviews the ionosphere precursors that have been reported previously. Problems and specific research subjects that have become clearer from our one-year project are described. Satellite missions that are planned or are going to be launched soon for EQ studies are briefly described in the final part of the manuscript.