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Information for WMO/GAW Regional Dobson Intercomparison for Asia at Tsukuba, Japan in 2016 (DIC-T2016)


  • The Aerological Observatory, the venue of DIC-T2016, is one of the auxiliary institutes of JMA.
  • The Aerological Observatory observes the upper atmosphere, the ozone layer, and the solar radiation by using captive balloons, radiosondes, and other instruments. Moreover, this institute functions as a technical center for studies on the upper atmosphere.
  • The measuring space of the intercomparison is on the rooftop of the Aerological Observatory.
  • Address and telephone of the Aerological Observatory are as follows.

  •   Address: 1-2 Nagamine Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0052 Japan
      TEL: +81-29-851-4125
      Office Hours : 08:30 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 17:00

  • If you need more information, please visit the Aerological Observatory's website at http://www.jma-net.go.jp/kousou/index-e.html.

Access from Ninomiya House to the Aerological Observatory
  • "Ninomiya House" is the accommodation for all the participants in this intercomparison (refer to "Accommodation" page for more detail).
  • Take a bus for "Hitachinoushiku" at the bus stop "Ninomiya 3 chome" and get off at the bus stop "Kishou Kenkyujo". It takes about 5 minutes and costs 170 yen. The bus schedule is available for download (http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/wcc/dobson/dict2016/bus-timetable.pdf).
  • From Kishou Kenkyujo, walk to the Aerological Observatory for a few minutes.
  • The distance between Ninomiya House and the Aerological Observatory is about 2.8 km.