We are soliciting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position focusing on a research project titled “Establishment of an integrated observation and analysis system for monitoring greenhouse gas sources and sinks" (FY2017–2019, Principal Investigator: Prabir K. Patra), which is supported by the Ministry of Environment, Japan.
We held this fiscal year's 4th (12th in total) DEGCR-all meeting on March 22, together with AGCR unit/IASC and with Atmospheric Chemistry Model Development and Application unit/Big data project.
We held this fiscal year's 3rd (11th in total) DEGCR-all meeting on December 22, together with AGCR unit/IASC and with Atmospheric Chemistry Model Development and Application unit/Big data project.
We held this fiscal year's 2nd (10th in total) DEGCR-all meeting on September 16, together with AGCR unit/IASC and with Atmospheric Chemistry Model Development and Application unit/Big data project.
We held this fiscal year's 1st (9th in total) DEGCR-all meeting on June 6, together with AGCR unit/IASC and with Atmospheric Chemistry Model Development and Application unit/Big data project.
A special seminar was made by Dr. Anne M. Thompson (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), a distinguished scientist on atmospheric ozone research etc (Host: DCOP and DEGCR).
Her presentation vastly covered important topics of 1) global observations of atmospheric pollutants from OMI (Ozone Monitoring Instrument) satellite sensor, 2) KORUS-AQ mission, an intensive air quality study using NASA DC8 aircraft currently conducted over Korea, and 3) latest status and new results of process analysis from SHADOZ (Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes).
Speaker: Dr. Anne M. Thompson (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)
Title: Updates from NASA/Goddard: Progress on Fighting Pollution & SHADOZ Activities (2016)
Date& Time: 16th May (Mon) 10:15-11:45
Observational data of atmospheic composition on Fukue Island are open to public on semi-realtime basis, during KORUS-AQ period, a NASA's airborne intensive observation campaign conducted over Korean Peninsula.
※For KORUS-AQ, see https://espo.nasa.gov/home/korus-aq/content/KORUS-AQ
Reliable Estimation for Terrestrial CO2 Exchange Using Ground and Satellite observations
~ Evaluation of Consistency between Two Different Approaches ~
A joint research group led by Dr. Masayuki Kondo, Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Asahiko Taira, President) and National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES: Sumi Akimasa, President) examined consistency between two global terrestrial carbon dioxide (CO2) exchanges based on ground and satellite observation data. It confirmed that using both ground and satellite observations data allows reliable estimation of terrestrial CO2 exchanges at mid and high latitudinal regions in the Northern Hemisphere・・・
The 4th DEGCR-all meeting was held.
The 3rd DEGCR-all meeting was held.
The Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research is soliciting applicants for the position of Project Engineer. This individual will be engaged in supporting a research project that is part of the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund of the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). The research theme is a sub-project of the "Evaluation of the spatiotemporal patterns of the terrestrial carbon budget based on integrated terrestrial observation data" project under "Integrated carbon observation and analysis system for early detection of carbon cycle change globally and in the Asia-Pacific region" (FY26-FY28, Principal Investigator: Kazuhito Ichii)
Relevant Research Fields: Biogeochemistry, Climatology, Remote Sensing, Ecosystem Ecology
Details can be found at the following:
The 2nd DEGCR-all meeting was held.
Greenhouse Gas*1 Emission Pattern May Need To Be Revised
〜Comprehensive Evaluation of Hydroxyl Radical (OH)*2 Distribution 〜
A joint research team led by Dr. Prabir K Patra, Senior Scientist, Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Asahiko Taira, President) determined the Northern Hemispheric (NH) to Southern Hemispheric (SH) ratio of the hydroxyl radical (OH) concentration by using JAMSTEC's Atmospheric Chemistry Transport Model (ACTM)*3, highly-accurate observations from surface networks and aircraft campaigns. To estimate the OH concentration ratio, various evaluation methods have been developed since the 1990s; however, this is the first attempt to apply such a multidimensional approach, which accounts for uncertainties in both the model transport and emissions of methyl chloroform (CH3CCl3).・・・
Satellite-based Observations May Be Underestimating Tropospheric NO2 Vertical Column Density (TropoNO2VCD)
~ Light Scattering Effects of Co-existing PM2.5 Aerosols ~
International Research Team led by Dr. Yugo Kanaya, Deputy Director, Department of Environmental Geochemical Cycle Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC: Asahiko Taira, President) found that satellite observation data of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), which is one of air pollutants, had low biases up to 30%~50%. Based on the examination of satellite data using・・・
It held a kick-off meeting of DEGCR!