Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information

International Session (Poster)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM04] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

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

Convener:*Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti Pulkkinen(NASA GSFC), Yusuke Ebihara(Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), Yoshizumi Miyoshi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Toshifumi Shimizu(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, JAXA), Ayumi Asai(Unit for Synergetic Studies of Space, Kyoto University), Hidekatsu Jin(National Institude of Information and Communications Technology), Tatsuhiko Sato(Japan Atomic Energy Agency), Kanya Kusano(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Hiroko Miyahara(College of Art and Design, Musashino Art University), Kiminori Itoh(Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Shigeo Yoden(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Kiyoshi Ichimoto(Kwasan and Hida Observatories, Kyoto University), Mamoru Ishii(National Institute of Information and Communications Technology)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[PEM04-P30] Aurora Candidates from the Chronicles of Qing Dynasties for Decoding Past Solar Activities

*Akito Davis Kawamura1, Hisashi Hayakawa2, Haruhumi Tamazawa1, Hiroaki Isobe3,4 (1.Kwasan Observatory, Kyoto University, 2.Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, 3.The Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University, 4.Unit of Synergetic Studies for Space, Kyoto University, Japan)

Keywords:Aurora, Space Weather, Historical Resources

We present the survey result of observational records of auroras in chronicles of Qing dynasties, Qingshigao, the draft chronicle of Qing dynasty (1644-1912 CE). In total we found 111 records of aurora candidates associated with the keywords such as vapor (qi), cloud (yun), and light ( guang). Among the 111 records we found, 14 records are considered as very likely to be low latitude auroras with corresponding records of simultaneous observation in the western world, and 6 records are newly found low latitude aurora candidates after moon phase analysis in order to eliminate a possibility of atmospheric optics involving. Some of our presenting candidates of low latitude aurora are dated during the Maunder minimum, and therefore we would suggest our presenting data potentially helpful for further discussion on past solar activities.