Assistant Professor Yasunari visit Hakodate Research Center for Fisheries and Oceans to set up PM2.5 measurement system

Assistant professor Teppei J. Yasunari, Arctic Research Center, visited Hakodate Research Center for fisheries and Oceans (hereafter Marine Center), on April 19, 2021. The purpose of the visit was to install PM2.5 measurement system for cold regions (hereafter PM2.5 measurement system) in the marine center roof. The measurement system which he installed operates smoothly from yesterday. He observes the atmospheric particle which came flying from forest fire of the Siberia with this PM2.5 measurement system and study influence on ocean system of the atmospheric particle. We, ARC-HU, installed and operate the satellite receiving antenna system in this Marine Center. The satellite receiving antenna systems has been running for L band system receiving Metop and NOAA satellite data and for X band system receiving Terra and Aqua satellite data. We operate the down-link of data gathered by the RISESAT satellite, succeeded for development, launching by Hokkaido University and Tohoku University, utilizing this X band system from the middle of April 2019. We use Room 220 of the Marine Center second floor as a satellite data analysis room.

Hakodate Research Center for fisheries and Oceans

Tomoki Nakayama, Yutaka Matsumi, Keiko Kawahito & Yoshifumi Watabe (2018) Development and evaluation of a palm-sized optical PM2.5 sensor, Aerosol Science and Technology, 52:1, 2-12, doi:10.1080/02786826.2017.1375078.