Studies on Water Vapor, Aerosol and Snow Crystals in Arctic

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: climatology, meteorology, weather

Principal Investigator: Kikuchi, Katsuhiro (1)
Licence Number: 12829
Organization: Hokkaido Universityn
Licenced Year(s): 1995
Issued: Jan 01, 1995
Project Team: Yoshio Asuma, Masahiro Kajikawa, Noboru Sato, Yusuke Inoue, Katsuhiro, Hiroshi Uyeda, Ken-ichi Sakaurai, Tadahiro Hayasaka

Objective(s): Arctic regiona is important and interesting for the global weather system and global climatological point of view. For example, Arctic air masses have a strong influence on the mid-latitute weather systems. The purpose of this research project is to make clear the water and material cycles and energy budget in the Arctic region. In order to accomplish this purpose, structures of the Arctic weather system, formation processes of solid precipitation will be researched.

Project Description: Main observation will be conducted from the middle of December to the end of January at the Inuvik Research Centre. Some instruments will be operated from the beginning of November. Vertical pointing Doppler radar, precipitation measuring instruments, microwave radiometer, pyranometers and automated weather station will be set up. These data will be stored by personal computer and digital data collection system.