Long term observation of carbon monoxide, ozone, and sulfur dioxide during summer at the summit of Mt. Fuji

Project leader and team:
Assoc. Prof. Shungo KATO


Name of research institute or organization:
Tokyo Metropolitan University


Project description:

Carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3), sulfur dioxide (SO2) monitors are installed at the summit of Mt. Fuji during summer in 2015. CO works as an indicator of atmospheric pollution. O3 is produced by photochemical oxidation process of polluted air, and it makes bud influence to vegetation and human health. In most of cases, CO and O3 show similar concentration change. 

High SO2 was detected several time. They were expected to be from volcano in Japan.