Arctic Research Directory

ID-334 :   CPS sonde observation in RV MIRAI cruise



Research/Observation Title

CPS sonde observation in RV MIRAI cruise

Science Summary (common)

To understand the vertical profiles of Arctic clouds, we conducted Cloud Particle Sensor (CPS) sonde observations over the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea. The CPS sonde, which is developed by Japanese Meisei Electric Co., Ltd. (Meisei), measures vertical distributions of cloud particles (number of density, size and the phase (water cloud or ice cloud)) in addition to the meteorological elements (Temperature, Relative Humidity, Height, Wind direction and Wind speed). This is a first trial of cloud particles observation over the Arctic Ocean on R/V Mirai.

Principal Investigator

Jun Inoue
National Institute of Polar Research
- Individual Project Information 1/1 Research/Observation Period 2018-11-01 〜 2018-11-28

Related Project


Meteorology and Climate


RollContact PersonNameJun InoueAffiliationNational Institute of Polar
RollContact PersonNameKazutoshi SatoAffiliationKIT
RollContact PersonNameAkio YamagamiAffiliationUniversity of Tsukuba
RollContact PersonNameKodai TakebeAffiliationKIT

Research/Observation Methods

R/V Mirai Cruise MR18-05C

Research/Observation Period

2018-11-01 〜 2018-11-28

Research/Observation Point (Detail)

Field Site:

Research/Observation Area

N: 73.468840, S: 56.986700, W: 176.602330 E: -161.930070,
Data Registration
15:17 on Thu May 30, 2019
Last Update
15:17 on Thu May 30, 2019