Coupling Processes in the Equatorial Atmosphere (CPEA)

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority Areas Funded by MEXT
(Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

■ Topics

First International Observation Campaign in March - May 2004

Second International Observation Campaign in 2005 (preliminary schedule)

a) Experiment for Mesosphere, Lower-thermosphere, and Ionospher: in September (Dates are not decided yet)
Instruments; EAR, VHF FAI radar, Meteor radar, MF radars, Na/Fe lidar, Rayleigh lidar, Ionosonde (NICT), Airglow imager, GPS scinlation receiver, etc.

b) Special experiment for cirrus clouds: in October (Dates are not decided yet.)
Instruments; EAR, Mie-scatter lidar, 95-GHz cloud radar (NICT), Raduisibde launches
Contact: Dr. Masayuki Yamamoto, RISH, Kyoto Univ.

c) Main experiment for Troposphere, Stratosphere, and Mesosphere: November 17-December 17, 2005
Instruments; EAR, Radiosonde launches, X-band Doppler radar, Bistatic EAR receivers, Mie-scatter lidar, Rayleigh lidar, Meteor radar, MF radars, etc.

■ Organization

Project Leader Shoichiro FUKAO (RISH, Kyoto University)
Resarch item  Resarch theme  members ("*"principal researcher)
A01 Study of Equatorial Atmosphere Waves by EAR Long-Term Observations *Mamoru YAMAMOTO (RISH, Kyoto Univ.)
 Shoichiro FUKAO (RISH, Kyoto Univ.)
 Hiroyuki HASHIGUCHI (RISH, Kyoto Univ.)
 Masayuki YAMAMOTO (RISH, Kyoto Univ.)
A02 Functional Expansion of EAR and New Observation Techniques *Toru SATO
 (Graduate School of Informatics,  Kyoto Univ.)
 Yasuyuki MAEKAWA
 (Osaka Electro-Communication Univ.)
A03 Evolution of Convective Clouds, and their Coupling with Meso- to Large-Scale Precipitation Systems *Toshiaki KOZU (Shimane Univ.)
 Yasumasa KODAMA (Hirosaki Univ.)
 Midori TAKAYABU (CCSR, Univ. of Tokyo)
 Toyoshi SHIMOMAI (Shimane Univ.)
A04 Four-Dimensional Structure of Atmospheric Waves and Energy Transportation *Toshitaka TSUDA (RISH, Kyoto Univ.)
 Takuji NAKAMURA (RISH, Kyoto Univ.)
A05 Vertical Structure of the Equatorial Atmosphere Studied with Sophisticated Lidars *Chikao NAGASAWA (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.)
 Makoto ABO (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.)
 Yasukuni SHIBATA (Tokyo Metropolitan Univ.)
A06 Variation of the Thermosphere and Ionosphere owing to the Energy of Atmospheric Waves *Tadahiko OGAWA (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
 Kazuo SHIOKAWA (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
 Yuichi OTSUKA (STEL, Nagoya Univ.)
 Akinori SAITO (Faculty of Science, Kyoto Univ.)
committee persons
Hiroshi OHYA (Emeritus Professor, Tohoku Univ. / Professor, Fukui Univ. of Technology )
Nobuyoshi FUGONO ()
Isamu HIROTA (Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University / President, Meteorological Society of Japan)
adviser Susumu KATO (Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University)

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