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Climate Research Division

Climate Research Division

  • Development of Earth system model
  • Production of global and regional climate change scenarios
  • Understanding of causes and mechanisms of climate change
  • Research on the bio-geochemical cycle and the development of carbon tracker
  • Production of climate projection and long-range prediction
  • Research on the climate variability and its change
  • Analysis and validation of satellite-observed greenhouse gases
  • A research on development and application of observation techniques using satellite/aircraft/ground-based instrument
  • A study on the properties of CO2 derived by the CarbonTracker
  • An investigation on greenhouse gases using multipurpose aircraft

Carbon Tracker to Support Mitigation Policy

  • Quantatitative estimation of source, sink, and transport of global carbon cycle
  • Scientific basis for the Low Carbon Policy

Carbon Tracker to Support Mitigation Policy

Climate Change Information based on Earth System Model

  • Monitoring and projection of planetary boundaries for the sustainable development
  • Expanding usability of climate change scenarios and understanding its uncertainty

Climate Change Information based on Earth System Model

Development of Earch System Model

  • Developing an Earth system model for the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6(CMIP6) coping with IPCC AR6
  • Providing science-based data for mitigation and adaptation policy on climate change

Development of Earch System Model

Downscaling for National Cliamte Change Scenarios

  • Coordination of an international research project, CORDEX-East Asia
  • Development of regional climate downscaling techniques to produce high-resolution climate change information over East-Asia and Korea Peninsula
  • Use of fundamental data for the national policy an adaptation, impact, and vulnerbility assessments of climate change

Downscaling for National Cliamte Change Scenarios

Analysis and validation of satellite-observed greenhouse gases

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  • A study on the generation of synthetic field using multiple satellites
  • A validation of satellite-observed CO2 over Korea and global domain
  • A research on satellite data management system construction and how to utilize them

A research on development and application of observation techniques using satellite/aircraft/ground-based instrument

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  • A study on the enhancement of carbon monitoring system
  • A research on development and system design of remote sensing technique
  • Cross validation and application of different observation dataset

A study on the properties of CO2 derived by the CarbonTracker

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  • A research on source and sink of CO2 using the CarbonTracker CT2015
  • An investigation on the source and sink of CO2 for each country

An investigation on greenhouse gases using multipurpose aircraft

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  • Evaluation of the qualities of satellite and FTS observed CO2
  • A study on aircraft observation technique development and the utilization of aircraft data

Instruments

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  • FTS ( Fourier Transform Spectrometer)
    • - FTS spectroscopy measures the spectrum which indicates the characteristics of sunlight absorption energy difference in atmospheric molecules. NIMS has been operating the Bruker IFS-125HR FTS as one of the global ground-based observation network.
  • FTS operation period and Observation
    • - Operation period: March 2013 ~ now
    • - FTS
      1. Time Interval: 2~3 min
      2. Range: 3,800~16,000 cm-1
      3. Resolution: 0.0063 cm-1
      4. Measurement: Solar absorption spectra
      5. Retrievals: CO2, CH4
    • - Sun tracker
      1. Model: Tracker A 547
      2. Tracking Speed: 2 / sec
      3. Spectral range: 10~15,800cm-1
      4. Tracking accuracy: ± 4min of arc
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  • CRDS ( Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy)
    • - CRDS is PICARROR G2401-mc Analyzer that analyzes the strength of absorption in atmosphere with respect to the amount of target gas quantitatively and qualitatively.
  • Aircraft and greenhouse gas observing instruments on board
    • - Observation period : 2010 ~ now
    • - King Air 350 ER
      1. Length: 14.2m
      2. Wing span: 17.7m
      3. Operating altitude: 25,000~35,000fit
      4. Cruising speed: 577km/h
      5. Maximum range: 3,270km
    • - CRDS
      1. Target gas : CO2, CO, CH4, H2O
      2. Time interval: 0.3sec