Facts & Figures

Field Activities

The number of researchers averages around 400 man-days a summer, showing a rapid increase until 2010 and a decrease in 2011, presumably owing to the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Costs for the maintenance of the station have been supported mostly by private funds gained through competition. The cost for each research is done on their own.

Fig.1 The Number of Researchers participated in the Summer Campaigns
Fig.1 The Number of Researchers participated in the Summer Campaigns

Presentations at Academic Conferences

Figure shows the number of oral and poster presentations at scientific meetings during 2007 to 2016, in each research field. Students who are given the Student Presentation Awards for their excellent presentation at inter-national meetings are on the increase.
For the details, please refer to :Research Papers


Fig.2 The number of presentations at scientific meetings
Fig.2 The number of presentations at scientific meetings

Table.1 shows the actual results of the research products from 2007. Research papers includes those of world famous journals such as Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR), Atmospheric Environment, Water Soil and Air Pollution etc. For the details of the paper, please refer to :Research Papers


Table1. Papers/Presentations

As of December 31, 2016

Research Field Publications in the referred jounals Commentary Review Presentations
Atmospheric Chemistry 24 22 268 
Atmospheric Physics 16 15 97
Mountain Medicine 7 4 40
Permafrost 2 4 21
Education 3 9 23
Total 52 54 449

Table.2 Other Utilization Fields of MFRS

Research Field Projects
Environmental Education

Development of educational tool for scientific experiments

Distance Learning

Telecommunication Technology

Radio-wave propagation test

Verification test of Environmental sensor

Meteorology Verification test of 3 dimensional rain gauge
Architecture Research on the living condition of MFRS
Satellite Positioning Satellite positioning Research Project
Animal Ecology Research on Japanese dormouse
Food Preservation Research on quality change of agricultural and livestock products
Arts Message in a Bottle project