Climatological Seasonal CO2 Distributions over Asia
Watch a Movie of CME Installation on JAL Aircraft !!
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Installation of ASE (Photo date: 19 Jul 2011)
ASE in NIES (Photo date: 28 May 2007):
Mixing ratios of CO2 and other trace gases sampled in the ASE flasks are analyzed at NIES.
Dr. Machida with CME
Dr. Matsueda with ASE
Dr. Sawa leak-checking on a samplle line with helium
Group photo at the 5th meeting of the promotion committee for global environmental research by commercial aircraft (13 Jun. 2011)
Group photo with Dr. Brenninkmeijer in hangar
Group photo at the 1st meeting of the promotion committee for global environmental research by commercial aircraft (the 2nd stage) (19 Mar. 2012)
Group photo at the 2nd meeting of the promotion committee for global environmental research by commercial aircraft (the 2nd stage) (28 Mar. 2013)
777-200ER (Photo date: 9 Sep. 2011):
Boeing 777 was developed in the late 1990s as a twin engine long range aircraft. It used further advanced technologies from the 747-400 and had excellent economic performance including better fuel consumption than previous three-engine or four-engine aircraft. The aircraft used for atmospheric observation is 777-200ER configured for international flights.
777-200ER (Photo date: 10 Jul. 2009):
Tail Section of 777-200ER. In 777-200ER, CME is installed in the forward cargo compartment, while ASE is installed in the aft cargo compartment.
747-400 (Photo date: 24 Oct. 2006):
Boeing 747-400 was designed and developed in the late 1980s and introduced to JAL from 1990 as a successor of Boeing 747 classic aircraft. External appearance and dimensions were similar to the Boeing 747 classic, except winglet of the wing tip. Also, several advanced avionic technologies were adopted, allowing for a two-man cockpit crew instead of three. Boeing 747-400 series were configured for international, domestic and freighter operations. The aircraft used for atmospheric observation flew international routes.
747-400 (Photo date 10 May 2007):
In 747-400, CME and/or ASE were installed in the forward cargo compartment underneath the cabin. 747-400 was used for atmospheric observation until early 2011 when it was retired from the fleet.
Last update: 26 April 2019
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