Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

Presentation information

[J] Oral

U (Union ) » Union

[U-06] Japan's contribution to IUGG celebrating 100th anniversary

Thu. May 30, 2019 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM IC (2F)

convener:Setsuya Nakada(National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience), Kenji Satake(Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo), Kumiko Goto-Azuma(National Institute of Polar Research), Chairperson:Kumiko Goto-Azuma(National Institute of Polar Research), Kenji Satake(Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo)

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

[U06-08] Centenary of the atmospheric sciences: Its progress and future issues

*Teruyuki Nakajima1 (1.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)

Keywords:Atmospheric sciences, 100 years

IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences), one of associations of IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics), celebrates in 2019 its centenary after establishment with IUGG. Held are commemorative projects and memorial events at the IUGG general meeting in Montreal in this July. Atmospheric science has long been developed as a science related to various weather phenomena related to the lives of mankind. As a result, there are many important issues related to society. Especially over the past 100 years, there are major developments such as establishment of weather prediction infrastructure, researches to global warming problem and environmental problems such as ozone hole etc. An overview of these progresses will be important for us to think about what we should do next. In particular, in this era, as climate and environment changes have become apparent and disasters increase, observation and understanding of the phenomena is increasingly necessary through collaborations with other areas such as the social science etc. I like to discuss that point.