JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences ) » A-AS Atmospheric Sciences, Meteorology & Atmospheric Environment

[A-AS11] Aerosol impacts on air quality, climate system, and our society

convener:Teppei J Yasunari(Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University), Kyu-Myong Kim(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Hongbin Yu(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Toshihiko Takemura(Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University)

[AAS11-P11] Aerosol data assimilation experiment using GCOM-C SGLI aerosol product

*Taichu Y Tanaka1, Keiya Yumimoto3,1, Mayumi Yoshida2, Hiroshi Murakami2, Takashi M. Nagao4, Megumi Okata2 (1.Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, 2.Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 3.Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, 4.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Aerosol, Satellite observation, Data assimilation

The Global Change Observation Mission - Climate (GCOM-C) satellite was launched on 23 December 2017, for long-term environmental monitoring of the Earth. The GCOM-C satellite carries the second-generation global imager (SGLI), which is a multi-wavelength optical radiometer that has 19 observation wavelength bands from near-ultraviolet to thermal infrared and has characteristic functions such as polarization, multi-directional, and near-ultraviolet observation. SGLI observation data contributes to the improvement of the accuracy of the processes in climate models such as clouds, aerosols, sea colors, vegetation, and snow ice, and to be applied in various applications such as predictions of sand and dust storms, fishing ground, and understanding of red tide occurrence. JAXA Earth Observation Research Center (EORC) retrieves and provides quantitative information on atmospheric aerosols from SGLI data. The SGLI standard non-polarized aerosol product includes aerosol optical thickness (AOT), Angstrom exponent, and single scattered albedo on land are derived. JAXA EORC, Meteorological Research Institute of Japan Meteorological Agency (MRI/JMA), and Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM) of Kyushu University have been carrying joint research to utilize the geostationary and low-orbit satellites to monitor and predict the atmospheric aerosols, and to create an integrated aerosol product. MRI/JMA is currently developing a global aerosol prediction system that assimilates SGLI aerosol products using the global aerosol model MASINGAR. We will show the initial results of data assimilation experiments using two-dimensional variation (2D-Var) for the global aerosol model, and discuss the data verification, quality control, and the effects of the data assimilation.