Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Poster

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG36] Satellite Earth Environment Observation

Thu. May 24, 2018 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Riko Oki(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yoshiaki HONDA(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Yukari Takayabu(東京大学 大気海洋研究所, 共同), Tsuneo Matsunaga(Center for Global Environmental Research and Satellite Observation Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies), Allen HL Huang (University of Wisconsin Madison)

[ACG36-P09] Feasibility study for future space-based Doppler Wind Lidar

*Shoken Ishii1, Kozo OKAMOTO2, Takuji Kubota3, Philippe Baron1, Maokoto Aoki1, Atsushi Sato4, Toshiyuki ISHIBASHI2, Taichu Y Tanaka2, Riko Oki3, Masaki Satoh5, Toshiki Iwasaki6 (1.National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, 2.Meteorological Research Institute, 3.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 4.Tohoku Institute of Technology, 5.The University of Tokyo, 6.Tohoku University)

Keywords:Lidar, range-resolved measurement, space-based observation, global wind profiling

Wind is a fundamental meteorological variable describing the atmospheric state as well as pressure, temperature, and humidity. Global wind profile observation is important to significantly improve the initial conditions essential for numerical weather prediction and other meteorological studies. Current space-based wind observing systems haves a large coverage area and high temporal and horizontal resolutions but has a low vertical resolution. The World Meteorological Organization wants to develop a global wind profiling system. ‘Light Detection And Ranging (Lidar)’ is an optical active remote sensing technique which can make a range-resolve measurement. A space-based Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) is one of promising sensors to fill the current gap. We are making feasibility study for the space-based DWL for future global wind profiling. Recent results and progress of the feasibility studies for the future space-based DWL will be presented.