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[1] The 2011, Mw9.0 Tohoku earthquake was followed by an abundant amount of seismicity providing a unique opportunity to analyze the triggering mechanism of great earthquakes. Although the Tohoku earthquake occurred close to a dense seismic network, many aftershocks that occurred in the first few hours after the mainshock are not recorded in the earthquake(More)
This work describes the radiometric calibration of the short-wave infrared (SWIR) bands of two instruments aboard the Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT), the Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observations Fourier Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) and the Cloud and Aerosol Imager (TANSO-CAI). Four vicarious calibration campaigns (VCCs)(More)
Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) is a Japanese MOE/NIES/JAXA joint program to observe greenhouse gases, such as CO2 and CH4, from space. The GOSAT will be launched in 2008. The GOSAT carries a Fourier transform spectrometer and a push broom imager. The GOSAT development is going on in phase-C/D and characterized the sensor performance in(More)
A comparative study on cloud parameter estimation among GOSAT/CAI, MODIS, CALIPSO/CALIOP and Landsat-8/OLI is carried out using Laser Radar: Lidar as a truth data. Optical depth, size distribution, as well as cirrus type of clouds are cloud parameters. In particular, cirrus cloud detection is tough issue. 1.38 μm channel is required for its detection.(More)
The presence of aerosol has resulted in serious limitations in the data coverage and large uncertainties in retrieving carbon dioxide (CO2) amounts from satellite measurements. For this reason, an aerosol retrieval algorithm was developed for the Thermal and Near-infrared Sensor for carbon Observation-Cloud and Aerosol Imager (TANSO-CAI) launched in January(More)
Spatial and temporal variability of atmospheric water vapor (H2O) is extremely high, and therefore it is difficult to accurately evaluate the measurement precision of H2O data by a simple comparison between the data derived from two different instruments. We determined the measurement precisions of column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of H2O (XH2O)(More)
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