The EarthCARE Mission

The Earth Clouds, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) is a joint European/Japanese (ESA/JAXA/NICT) mission. 94GHz-Doppler cloud profiling radar, high spectral resolution lidar operated at 355nm, multi spectral imager and broad band radiometer will be employed. The combination of these instruments will provide three-dimensional distribution of clouds with vertical motion, aerosols, and precipitation and their radiative characteristics.

The Workshop

The eighth international EarthCARE workshop will be held in Fukuoka in 25 – 27 November 2019, following the seventh international EarthCARE Science Workshop held at Bonn in June 2018. The workshop will provide an excellent opportunity to understand the significances and challenges of the EarthCARE mission. The workshop will focus on clouds, aerosols, radiation, cloud feedback, precipitation, climate change predictions, numerical weather predictions, and extreme events.

We expect presentations and discussions from science communities of EarthCARE, Aeolus, CloudSat, CALIPSO, MODIS, CERES, GPM, GCOM, and Himawari, as well as high resolution global modeling (such as the DYAMOND Initiative), GCM, NWP, Assimilations, climate change predictions and modeling extreme weather events.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of 8thECARE workshop, we welcome you to Fukuoka.

Hajime Okamoto (Kyushu University)

Anthony Illingworth (University of Reading)

Riko Oki (JAXA)

Tobias Wehr (ESA)

Workshop Chairs, 8th ECAREworkshop

Supported by

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

European Space Agency (ESA)

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

The Center for Integrated Research on Atmospheric Physics (CIRAP)

Kyushu University

Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM), Kyushu University