Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-TT Technology & Techniques

[M-TT29] Social media and earth and planetary sciences

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Kazuo Amano(Department of Environmental Sciences,Ibaraki University), Takashi Oguchi(Center for Spatial Information Science, The University of Tokyo), Masaki Ito(Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo), Kayoko Yamamoto(University of Elctro-Communications)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[MTT29-P04] Citizen science of aurora

*Ryuho Kataoka1 (1.National Institute of Polar Research)

Human beings have observed unusual variations in the heaven and recorded them through the ages, and people in the present day share a large amount of the beautiful digital images via internet. The purpose of this study is to utilize these social assets for natural science. More specifically, we conduct 1) archiving the old records about aurora phenomena in historial writings, and 2) a citizen science of aurora monitoring over the world. In this presentation we report our collaborative challenge among the humanity, natural science, and citizen science.