Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS19] Atmospheric electricity

Tue. May 22, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 201A (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Yasuhide Hobara(Graduate School of Information and Engineering Department of Communication Engineering and Informatics, The University of Electro-Communications), Masashi Kamogawa(Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University), Chairperson:Morimoto Takeshi, KAMOGAWA Masashi(Department of Physics, Tokyo Gakugei University)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

[MIS19-01] Tokyo Lightning Mapping Array

★Invited Papers

*Namiko Sakurai1, Yasushi Uji1, Shingo Shimizu1, Koyuru Iwanami1, Shin-Ichi Suzuki1, Takeshi Maesaka1, Kenichi Shimose1, Kaori Kieda1, Daniel Rodeheffer2, William Rison2, Paul Krehbiel2 (1.National Research Institute For Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, 2.New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology)


The National research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan (NIED) has dense observation network in the Tokyo Metropolitan area to observe the lifecycle of Cb which often brings lightning, torrential rainfall, gust, and hail. The observation network consistes of two X-band polarimetric radars, five Ka-band cloud radars, three Doppler lidars, and ten micro-wave radiometeres. We have newly deployed a lightning mapping array in the Tokyo Metropolitan area. Named the Tokyo Lightning Mapping Array (TOKLMA), it consists of 12 sites that can obtain total lightning data. 8 LMA sensors were deployed in March 2017 and the other sensors will be installed by the end of March 2018. This paper will introduce TOKLMA and report preliminary results.