Division of Atmospheric Environmental Studies

This division focuses on the atmospheric environment of the Circum-Sea of Japan area, an area of the world where high concentrations of atmospheric pollutants such as Asian dust (Kosa: yellow dust) and PM2.5 have become one of the most prominent environmental issues. The aim of this division is to clarify their mechanisms of generation, transport, reaction, deposition, ecosystem and human consequences, and to better predict future pollution in the area. To this end, this division devises and develops new analytical methods and fosters joint international research networks. These activities and their results will make substantial contributions to the global efforts to mitigate atmospheric contamination.

Facility: Noto Atmospheric Monitoring Observatory (Supersite)