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[A-CG58] Aircraft and UAV Observations for Earth-planetary sciences
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)
The global climate change, especially for global warming is a big issue throughout the Earth and planetary sciences. To confront this problem, progresses of the observations both for continuous monitoring of the Earth and for the process studies as well as the numerical climate modeling become more important. Aircraft observation has the great advantages on the promptness/timeliness and direct (in-situ) observation 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 observation typhoons and observation on forests and vegetation for better understanding of the detailed process of the global warming and its impacts on the global climate and weather. In addition, the application of aircraft observation including the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to geodesy, studies on earthquakes and volcanoes are also progressing. However, operational and/or extensive aircraft observations to fulfill the requirements in Japan are not realized at the present time even though the aircraft observations technologies in Japan has been leading the world. In order to realize more comprehensive/extensive researches by the aircraft observations, it is necessary to have close collaborations among researchers. In this session, we will discuss the future promotion of aircraft and UAV observation through the latest research results using aircraft.
*Ryoichi Yoshimura1, Aiko Yakeno1, Ryota Kikuchi3, Takashi Misaka2, Shigeru Obayashi1 (1.Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology , 3.DoerResearch, Inc.)
*Toshihisa Itano1 (1.National Defense Academy)