Elucidation of the Active Geosphere. Kyoto University Acvtive Geosphere investigations for the 21st century COE Program


Symposium on Scientific Applications of GPS in Active Geosphere Investigations

KAGI (Kyoto University Active Geosphere Investigations for the 21st Century COE Program), RISH (Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University), and Chulalongkorn University will jointly organize a symposium "Scientific Application of GPS in Active Geosphere Investigations".

The purpose of the symposium is to promote exchange of information related to GPS utilization technology among different fields of earth sciences so as to encourage joint research and further initiate new projects. The symposium will proceed with introduction of GPS applications in solid earth, hydro- atmosphere, upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Each session will open with a keynote lecture by a specialist in the specific field followed by presentations of particular GPS topics, 20-30 minutes. Discussion between the audience and presenters will be an important part of the session. One of the topics of this Symposium as convened in Thailand is to discuss feasibility of GPS application for effective rainmaking.

This Symposium is open to Thai and International Scientists.
Those who wish to make short (few minutes) comments on the subject matter, please contact: KAGI Coordinator:
Prof. Michio HASHIZUME (hashmich@geo.sc.chula.ac.th)
or KAGI Secretary
Mr. Vijak Pangsapa (vijak@geo.sc.chula.ac.th)
Department of Geology
Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University
Phayathai Road, Bangkok 10330
Tel: 0 2218 5463; Fax: 0 2218 5464


Day 1: 13 October 2006Venue: Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand Building

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

Chair person and moderator by Toshitaka Tsuda (RISH)
09:00 - 09:10 Opening by Dean of Faculty of Science Chulalongkorn University (10 Min)
09:10 - 10:00 Fundamentals of GPS by Chalermchon Satirapod (Chulalongkorn Univ.) (50 Min)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee / tea break (20 Min)

Session 1. Application in Upper Atmosphere and Space Science
10:20 - 12:00 Moderator by Toshihiko Iyemori (Graduate School of Science, Kyoto Univ.)
1. Introduction of space science studies using GPS observation system by Akinori Saito
(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto Univ.) (50 min)
2. Plasma bubbles in the ionosphere by Michi Nishioka
(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto Univ.) (25 Min)
3. Southeast Asia TEC variation over Vietnam and the region by Le Huy Minh
(Institute of Geophysics, Vietnam) (25 Min)
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break (60 Min)
13:00 - 14:00 Moderator by Toshihiko Iyemori (continued)
4. Ionospheric observation in South-East Asia by Mamoru Ishii (NIICT) (25 Min)
5. GPS NINJA: A networked data distribution system for GPS and GPS-TEC data by
Hiromichi Nagao (JAMSTEC) (25 Min)
Contributed papers and comments (20 Min)
14:10 - 14:30 Coffee / tea break (20 Min)

Session 2. Application in Hydro-Meteorology
14:30 - 15:45 Moderaror by Boossarasri Thana (Chulalongkorn Univ.)
1. Application of GPS Techniques in Meteorology by Toshitaka Tsuda (RISH) (50 Min)
2. Application of GPS to the evaluation of rainmaking by Sinchai (BRRAA) (25 Min)

18:00 - 20:00 Reception at room#103 1st floor Vitaya Pattana Building

DAY 2: 14 October 2006Venue: Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand Building

9:00 - 10:30 Moderator by Boossarasri Thana (continued)
3. Observation of rainfall in the Indian Sub-continent related with GEOSS and MAHASRI
project by Taiichi Hayashi (DPRI) (25 Min)
4. GPS meteorological observation in Thailand by Nithiwatthn CHOOSAKUL
(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto Univ.) (25 Min)
5. Diurnal moisture variations obtained by GPS system in Southeast Asia by
Taichi Sasaki (JAMSTEC) and Kinpei Ichiyanagi (JAMSTEC) (40 Min)
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee / tea break (20 Min)
10:50 - 11:35 Moderator by Boossarasri Thana (continued)
6. Data Assimilation of GPS data to Mesoscale Numerical Weather Prediction Model and
its Impact on Rainfall Forecast by Yoshinori Shoji (Meteorological Research Institute) (25 Min)
Contributed papers and Comments (20 Min)

Session 3. Application in Geodesy and Seismology
11:35 - 12:15 Moderator by Michio Hashizume
1. Introductory talk on utilization of GPS in Geodesy by Teruyuki Kato (ERI) (50 Min)
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Break (60 Min)

13:15 - 15:15 Moerator by Michio Hashizume (continued)
2. Crustal Deformation from the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake detected by Continuous GPS
in Southeast Asia by Manabu Hashimoto (DPRI) (25 Min)
3. Monitoring groundwater variations in Bangkok using modern geodetic techniques by Yoichi Fukuda
(Graduate School of Science, Kyoto Univ.) (25 Min)
4. Geodynamics of the Carpathian seismogenic zone by GPS by Victor Mocanu
(Univ. of Bucharest, Romania) (25 Min)
5. Use of GPS technique for volcano and earthquake related research in Indonesia by Irwan Meilano
(Bundung Institute of Technology, Indonesia) (25 Min)
Contributed Papers and Comments (20 Min)
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee / tea break (15 Min)

15:30 - 16:00 Moderator by Toshitaka Tsuda (RISH)
Wrap-Up Discussion and Closing (30 Min)


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