Tue. May 28, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
convener:Nobuhiro Takahashi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Makoto Koike(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Toshinobu Machida(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Taro Shinoda(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Nobuhiro Takahashi(Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research, Nagoya University)
The problem of global environmental change such as global warming is a problem throughout the Earth and planetary sciences. To confront this problem, progresses of the observations that are dedicated for the monitoring Earth and for the process studies as well as the progresses of numerical prediction models. Aircraft observation has the great advantages of immediate and direct (in-situ) observations which cannot be achieved by Earth observing satellites or ground-based observations. Recently, the importance of aircraft observation is increasing in "in-situ measurements" such as concentration of greenhouse gases, aerosol and cloud particle size distribution, and chemical composition, and "remote sensing" such as three dimensional typhoon observation and observation on forests and vegetation. In addition, the application of aircraft observation to geodesy, study on earthquakes and volcanos are also progressing. However, steady and extensive aircraft observations to fulfill the requirements in Japan are not realized at the present time. Meanwhile, it is also a fact that the aircraft observations which have been carried out has cited the world leading results. In order to realize the effective research by using aircraft, it is necessary to have a close collaborations among researchers to promote aircraft observations, and it is also necessary to carry out as the master plan of national academic council of Japan. In this session, we will discuss the future aircraft observation through the latest research results with aircraft observations.