Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-EM Solar-Terrestrial Sciences, Space Electromagnetism & Space Environment

[P-EM12] Space Weather, Space Climate, and VarSITI

Wed. May 23, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 303 (3F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ryuho Kataoka(National Institute of Polar Research), Antti A Pulkkinen (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Kanya Kusano(名古屋大学宇宙地球環境研究所, 共同), Kazuo Shiokawa(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Kataoka Ryuho(National Institute of Polar Research)

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

[PEM12-10] Radiation Dose Estimation During the Ground Level Enhancement on 10-11 September 2017 using WASAVIES

*Tatsuhiko Sato1, Ryuho Kataoka2, Daiko Shiota3, Yuki Kubo3, Mamoru Ishii3, Hiroshi Yasuda4, Shoko Miyake5, Takashi Tsujino6 (1.Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 2.NIPR, 3.NICT, 4.Hiroshima Univ., 5.National Institute of Technology, Ibaraki College, 6.Science Graphics Co. Ltd.)

Keywords:Radiation Exposure, Solar Energetic Particle, Ground Level Enhancement

A ground level enhancement (GLE) event occurred on 10-11 September 2017, associated with X8.2 solar flare exploded at western limb. The magnitude of the GLE was not so large even at the peak, but the duration of the event was longer than average. We briefly report the results of our manually conducted nowcast using WASAVIES (Warning System of AViation Exposure to Solar energetic particles). The figure shows the calculated dose rate map due to solar energetic particles at the altitude of 12 km at 19:00 UT on Sep. 10. The maximum radiation dose rate at 12 km flight altitude was estimated to be approximately 2 μSv/h, which is only one-third of the corresponding background dose rate due to the galactic cosmic-ray exposure. This result verified the safety of aircrews and passengers in aviation during this event. The automatic calculation system of WASAVIES was developed, and it will be released via website of Regional Warning Center Japan, International Space Environment Services (RWC Japan, ISES) at NICT in near future.