Satellite Observation Center, National Institute for Environmental Studies
Services (Specialty, Consultant, Wholesale, etc.)
Climate Change (Mitigation)
Climate Change (Adaptation)
The Japanese greenhouse gases observing satellite GOSAT (nicknamed "IBUKI" in Japanese) and its successor GOSAT-2 ("IBUKI-2") have been jointly operated by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for observing the global CO2 and methane concentrations in the atmosphere. The Satellite Observation Center (SOC) of the NIES has analyzed these data and revealed the spatial distribution of CO2 and methane concentrations and the seasonal and interannual variations of their whole-atmospheric mean concentrations. The surface fluxes (emissions and sinks) of CO2 and methane have also been estimated using the satellite data. In this exhibition, we will introduce the GOSAT Series and present the results obtained from the satellite observations through web contents, and also introduce the GOSAT-GW, which is scheduled to be launched in the next fiscal year.