9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
[U15-03] JAXA-NASA collaborations toward a better understanding of the global water and energy cycle: From TRMM and GPM to ACCP
Keywords:Satellite Remote Sensing, Climate Change
Meanwhile, the blueprint of new satellite missions is being developed in a NASA-led initiative called the Aerosol, Cloud, Convection, and Precipitation (ACCP). The ACCP teams are looking into a range of possibilities in the satellite instrumentation optimal for advancing our understanding of the physical processes involved in the atmospheric water and energy cycle. The science goals of ACCP are highly multi-disciplinary, bridging the gap among past and current satellite programs such as TRMM, GPM, CloudSat, and CALIPSO. JAXA has been working with their science team to discuss a next-generation spaceborne precipitation radar with enhanced (e.g., Doppler) capabilities, whose unique potential is being renewed in light of the scientific and technological demands of ACCP. In this talk, we will present selected scientific achievements from recent satellite observations and discuss the new horizon of scientific knowledge expected to be opened by ACCP.