Translator Disclaimer
8 November 2014 JAXA's activities for environmental health monitoring
Author Affiliations +
In the first ten years after establishment of the Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) in 2003, our focuses were mainly on technical development (hardware and software) and accumulation of application research. In the next decade, we focus more on solution on social issues using innovative space science technology. Currently, JAXA is operating and developing several earth observation satellites and sensors: Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) "IBUKI", Global Change Observation Mission - Water "SHIZUKU" (GCOM-W), Global Precipitation Measurement/Dual- frequency Precipitation Radar (GPM/DPR), Advanced Land Observing Satellite-2 "DAICHI-2" (ALOS-2), Global Change Observation Mission - Climate (GCOM-C), Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE), and GOSAT-2. They will provide essential environmental parameters, such as aerosols, clouds, land vegetation, ocean color, GHGs, and so on. In addition to the above missions, we are studying new instruments (altimeter, LIDAR, detectors, optical components) to obtain new parameters. Our activities will advance to provide essential inputs for diagnosis, prediction, and management of climate change, environmental assessment, and disaster monitoring.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Hiroshi Murakami "JAXA's activities for environmental health monitoring", Proc. SPIE 9259, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V, 925905 (8 November 2014);


JAXA earth observation program update
Proceedings of SPIE (November 08 2012)
Future Earth observation program in JAXA
Proceedings of SPIE (January 11 2005)
NASA plans for exploration of the Earth-Sun system
Proceedings of SPIE (October 21 2005)

Back to Top