Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-OS Ocean Sciences & Ocean Environment

[A-OS14] Freshwater discharge from rivers and estuaries to the ocean

Tue. May 22, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 104 (1F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Shinichiro Kida(Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University), Dai Yamazaki(Institute of Industrial Sciences, The University of Tokyo), Humio Mitsudera(北海道大学低温科学研究所, 共同), Yosuke Alexandre Yamashiki(Earth & Planetary Water Resources Assessment Laboratory Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability Kyoto University), Chairperson:Kida Shinichiro(RIAM, Kyushu University), Mitsudera Humio, Yamashiki Yosuke(GSAIS Kyoto University)

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

[AOS14-04] Observation of surface water properties from river mouth to the ocean using drones

*Shin Ishimoto1, Shinichiro Kida2, Humio Mitsudera3, Kiyoshi Tanaka4 (1.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences,Kyushu University, 2.Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, 3.Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, 4.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Drones, River mouth, Ocean color

Water mass properties are known to significantly vary from the river mouth to the ocean, which can result in changes in ocean color. A photo-imaging drone was used to examine how much we can observe this feature at Akkeshi, Hokkaido, Japan. We observed the water surface from the river mouth of Bekkanbeushi river, through the Akkeshi lake, to the Akkeshi Bay. Past observations show ocean color in this region changing dramatically within a short distance. We merged the photo-images based on the GPS positions that the images were taken and the merged images indeed show dramatic changes in ocean color from region to region, suggesting a difference in the magnitude of mixing. Some images also contained changes due to bathymetric features which need to be excluded for further detailed analysis. Preliminary results show ocean color variations on a few-meter spatial scale.