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[MIS04-01] Status of ULAT project for development of extreme weather monitoring and alert system in the Philippines
Keywords:lightning, typhoon, micro-satellite, Philippines
In fiscal year of 2017 we conducted the development of lightning observation system which will be installed at 10 nation-wide stations and 50 Metro Manila stations in Japan, and started the test observation at Quezon city, Philippines and Palau. In 2018 we will complete the installation at 1/3 of Metro Manila network and 1/2 of nation-wide network. As for the satellite data analysis, we succeeded in making 3-D cloud structure with telescope (HPT) or wide angle spectral camera (SMI) onboard DIWATA-1. Next step is to establish the real-time target pointing operation with micro-satellite. Adding to DIWATA-1, three more our satellites, namely, RISESAT, MicroDragon and DIWATA-2 will be launched in fiscal year of 2018. Ground facility to receive the satellite data in Philippines will be installed also in 2018 FSY. In summer typhoon season, drop sonde campaign using airplane in the eastside of Philippines will be carried out under collaboration with Nagoya University team.