Yasuhisa Nakamura
ADEOS Program Coordinator
Earth Observation Research and application Center, Japan Space Exploration Agency

JAXA, EA and MITI held the Third ADEOS Workshop at the Sendai International
Center from January 26 (Monday) through January 30 (Friday), 1998; 240
experts from 23 countries participated.

The workshop consisted of three parts.

(1) The plenary sessions on January 26 and January 27 were open to the public
    as the ADEOS Symposium. Dr. Y. Toba, Chief Scientist of JAXA EORC gave
    opening address. In the plenary sessions, the following reports were made:

    -  ADEOS Accident Report -- Y. Haruyama (JAXA)
    -  OCTS Program Report -- M. Shimada (JAXA)
    -  AVNIR Program Report -- H. Oguma (JAXA)
    -  IMG Program Report  -- H. Kobayashi (CRIEPI)
    -  ILAS Program Report  -- Y. Sasano (NIES)
    -  RIS Program Report  -- N. Sugimoto (NIES)
    -  NSCAT Program Report  -- C. Sasaki (NASA-JPL)
    -  POLDER Program Report t -- F. Bermudo (CNES)
    -  ADEOS-II Project Overview and Status -- S. Kawata (JAXA)
    -  QSCAT Status Report -- C. Sasaki (NASA-JPL)
    -  ADEOS Science Program Report -- H. Shimoda (JAXA)
    -  Unusual Behavior of the Kuroshio System from Winter 1996 to Summer 1997
       Revealed by Using ADEOS-OCTS and Other data -- Y. Toba (JAXA)
    -  Estimation of sea surface nitrate concentrations in the entire Pacific
       Ocean from OCTS --T. Saino (Nagoya University)
    -  Chlorophyll-a Concentration Change in Equatorial Pacific during
       Transition to El Nino Phase Observed by ADEOS-OCTS from 1996 to 1997
       -- H. Murakami (JAXA)
    -  Vegetation Monitoring and Global Mosaic Image using ADEOS OCTS
       -- Y. Honda (Chiba University)
    -  Temperature, Water Vapor, and Minor Constituents as Observed by
       Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse gases (IMG) aboard Advanced
       Earth Observing Satellite -- R. Imasu (NIRE)
    -  Arctic ozone in the winter of 1996/1997 and the early spring of 1997
       as measured by the ADEOS and during the ADEOS-Alaska Campaign
       -- K. Shibasaki (Kokugakuin University)
    -  Arctic Ozone Depletion in Spring 1997 revealed by ILAS
       -- H. Nakane (NIES)
    -  A global scale aerosol characterization with AVHRR and OCTS
       -- T. Nakajima (University of Tokyo)
    -  Atmospheric Condition for the Onset of 1997 ENSO -- T. Nakazawa (MRI)
    -  The Impact of NSCAT data on a global NWP model -- A. Nomura (JMA)
    -  The 1997 Arctic ozone depletion quantified from ADEOS-TOMS and
       3D model simulations -- F. Lefevre (Meteo-France/CNRS)
    -  Distribution of chlorophyll derived from ADEOS-OCTS and relation to the
       fishing grounds in the Tsushima Straits, Southwestern Japan Sea
       -- H. Nagata (JFA)
    -  POLDER, a unique way to observe - The Earth-Atmosphere System
       -- A. Lifermann (CNES)
    -  Remote sensing of Biomass Burning from the Earth Observing System -
       AM platform -- Y. Kaufman (NASA-GSFC)
    -  Satellite Observations for Atmospheric Chemistry
       -- T. Ogawa (University of Tokyo)

(2) Each sensor and science team had meetings on January 28 and January 29.
    -  OCTS Sensor Team Meeting (28 AM & PM)
    -  AVNIR Sensor Team Meeting (29 AM & PM)
    -  ILAS Sensor Team Meeting (28 AM & PM, 29 AM)
    -  RIS Sensor Team Meeting (28 PM)
    -  IMG Sensor Team Meeting (28 AM & PM)
    -  NSCAT Sensor Team Meeting & Ocean Physics Science Team Meeting
       (28 AM & PM)
    -  POLDER Sensor Team Meeting (28 AM & PM)
    -  ILAS Sensor Team Meeting & TOMS Sensor Team Meeting &
       Atmospheric Science Team Meeting  (29 PM)
    -  Vegetation Biology Science Team Meeting (28 PM)
    -  Geography Science Team Meeting (28 AM)
    -  Ocean Biology Science Team Meeting (29 AM & PM)
    -  Cryosphere and Hydrological Process Science Team Meeting (29 PM)
    -  Cross Calibration and Validation Science Team Meeting (29 PM)

(3) The closing session was held in the morning of January 30.
    -  Leaders of sensor and science teams reported summaries and
       recommendations of each team meeting.
    -  Action items of the third ADEOS workshop were reviewed.
    -  Mr. T. Tanaka, Director of JAXA EORC, summarized the workshop.
       The following is an outline.
       a) 10 Months of ADEOS data is valid for research on Earth Science and
           Further analysis should be done in the future.
           Several remaining works as follows;
            - Refine algorithm
            - Cross analysis between instruments
            - In-situ data exchange
            - Combined dataset strongly recommended
       b) Data distribution is still to be improved.
       c) ADEOS-II should be launched as soon as possible.

       For the future:
       a) Easy access to data
       b) Seven-instrument campaign (Apr. 1 '97 - Apr. 10 '97) starts soon.
       c) Final ADEOS Workshop is planned in July 1999.
    Dr. H. Shimoda, ADEOS Program Scientist of JAXA EORC, gave the closing

Proceedings of the workshop were published in March, and we have already sent
a copy to each PI. You can see the photograph of the third ADEOS Workshop on
the EORC Home Page
(URL address-http://www.eorc.jaxa.jp/ADEOS/NewsLetters/newsletter10/photograph/).

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