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Tethered balloon observation was performed over the North Western Pacific Ocean (R/V Mirai Arctic Cruise 2019)

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A tethered balloon on R/V Mirai is an observing system to measure atmospheric profiles of concentrations and size distributions of aerosols (including black carbon).

The data is used for understanding the chemical transport processes and validating a chemical transport model. This type of measurements will be also scheduled on the MOSAiC drift, contributing to systematic understanding of carbon cycles and cloud microphysics over the Arctic region.

Jun Inoue (NIPR / PI of Theme 1)

Observation using a tethered balloon

R/V Mirai under the tethered balloon