The activities they engaged included providing the radar topographical maps created with satellite data at maximum picture resolution from the Advanced Land Observing Satellite
2 and dispatching Kubota pumper truck that had been provided to Thailand by Japan in the past.
The use of ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite
) radar allows the biomass of forests with lower carbon stocks to be successfully mapped and monitored because the radar responds mostly to the size and density of trunks and branches, which hold the majority of the carbon.
The agency brought the advanced land observing satellite
Daichi into orbit after its launch on the H2-A rocket on Jan.
At a lab of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, the Advanced Land Observing Satellite
, or ALOS, is being tested.
The agency said it also hopes to play a role in monitoring forest fires and crustal movement by utilizing another satellite called ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite
) that is scheduled to go into orbit in fiscal 2004.