Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Session information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS04] Thunderstorms and lightning as natural hazards in a changing climate

Sun. May 20, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A01 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Mitsuteru Sato(Department of Cosmoscience, Hokkaido University), Hisayuki Kubota(Hokkaido University), Kozo Yamashita(足利工業大学工学部, 共同), Yukihiro Takahashi(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University), Chairperson:Takahashi Yukihiro(Hokkaido University), Sato Mitsuteru(Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University), Yamashita Kozo(Department of Technology, Ashikaga Institute of Technology)

Lightning and thunderstorm are markers of severe weather, often accompanied by precipitation, hail and strong winds that can create significant natural hazards, especially in disaster-prone area. Lightning is also a strong indicator of convection, with tropical storms (typhoons and hurricanes) being of major importance. As the climate warms in the first decades of the 21st century, the intensity and frequency of thunderstorms is projected to increase. The need for detecting and monitoring the development of thunderstorms and lightning activities on local and regional scales is therefore clear and urgent.
This session seeks observational and theoretical contributions on thunderstorm microphysics and dynamics, convective systems and tropical storms. Present patterns and distributions of lightning and extreme weather events derived from the ground-based networks and satellites, as well as forecasts of future trends, are also of interest. Lightning detecting and monitoring system performance and validation, and early-warning schemes are requested, either in operational or planning phase. The session will highlight regional and global lightning and atmospheric electricity networks and invites contributions on technological innovations in this field.

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

*Steven C Reising1, Todd C Gaier2, Christian D Kummerow1, Sharmila Padmanabhan2, Boon H Lim2, Cate Heneghan2, V Chandrasekar1, Wesley Berg1, Shannon T Brown2, C Radhakrishnan1, John Carvo3, Matthew Pallas3 (1.Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 2.Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA, 3.Blue Canyon Technologies, Boulder, CO, USA)

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

*Jun-Ichi Hamada1, Jun Matsumoto2, Kozo Yamashita3, Yukihiro Takahashi4 (1.Faculty of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 2.Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, 3.Department of Technology, Ashikaga Institute of Technology, 4.Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

*Hiroyo Ohya1, Kota Nakamori1, Yasuki Suzuki1, Masashi Kamogawa2, Tomoyuki Suzuki2, Toshiaki Takano1, Tamio Takamura3, Kazuomi Morotomi4, Kozo Yamashita5, Hiroyuki Nakata1 (1.Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, 2.Tokyo Gakugei University, 3.Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University, 4.Japan Radio Co., Ltd., 5.Faculty of Engineering, Ashikaga Institute of Technology)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

*Kittanapat Bandholnopparat1, Mitsuteru Sato2, Yukihiro Takahashi2, Toru Adachi3, Tomoo Ushio4 (1.Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, 2.Faculty of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 3.Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, 4.Department of Aerospace Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Nino, Japan)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

*Teruaki Enoto1, Yuuki Wada2,3, Yoshihiro Furuta2, Kazuhiro Nakazawa4, Takayuki Yuasa, Kazufumi Okuda, Kazuo Makishima3, Mitsuteru Sato5, Yousuke Sato4, Toshio Nakano3, Daigo Umemoto3, Harufumi Tsuchiya6 (1.Kyoto University, 2.The University of Tokyo , 3.RIKEN, 4.Nagoya University, 5.Hokkaido Univerisity, 6.JAEA)



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