International Symposium on the Whole Atmosphere (ISWA)

2016-09-14 – 2016-09-16 終日

2016年9月14~16日に東京大学伊藤ホールにてInternational Symposium on the Whole Atmosphere (ISWA)を開催します。

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コンビーナ代表 佐藤 薫
International Symposium on the Whole Atmosphere (ISWA) へのお誘い

Date : 14-16 September 2016
Venue: Ito Hall, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Recent developments in observational techniques and the extension of
observational networks have enabled the capture of atmospheric phenomena
concurrently over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. In
addition, global numerical models, including coupled climate models and
chemistry climate models, in which data assimilation techniques are
implemented, are being extended to higher-altitude regions with greater
horizontal and vertical resolutions. These developments allow the
examination of atmospheric phenomena over a wide range of temporal and
spatial scales in terms of their interactions and momentum/energy
budgets. Such observations and models generate considerable amounts of
data; thus, methods of data analysis are becoming increasingly important
and “data-centric” science needs to be pursued. In parallel, new
theories that can treat various phenomena seamlessly and
three-dimensionally are needed, and those able to describe inductively
elucidated structures are being constructed. These circumstances compel
us to organize this symposium in order to review the latest research
regarding the whole atmosphere, particularly focusing on the dynamics of
the middle and upper atmosphere, and to discuss the direction of future

* We call presentations that focus on the following topics:
・Vertical coupling of the middle to the upper and/or to the lower
atmosphere especially in equatorial and polar regions
・Interhemispheric and/or latitudinal coupling through the middle atmosphere
・Wave-mean flow and/or wave-wave interaction
・Role of the middle atmosphere on climate
・Solar effects on the neutral atmosphere
・Nature of the variability of the neutral upper atmosphere
・Observation technology of the middle atmosphere
・High-resolution modeling of the middle atmosphere
・ICSOM (Interhemispheric Coupling Study by Observations and Modeling)
・All other topics on the middle atmosphere dynamics

* Invited Speakers
A list of invited speakers is given at

* Conveners
Kaoru Sato (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Takuji Nakamura (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan)
Toru Sato (Kyoto University, Japan)
Masaki Satoh (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
M. Joan Alexander (NorthWest Research Associates, United States)
William E. Ward (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

* Local Organizing Committee
Masaki Tsutsumi (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan)
Akinori Saito (Kyoto University, Japan)
Koji Nishimura (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan)
Yoshihiro Tomikawa (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan)
Masashi Kohma (The University of Tokyo, Japan)