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ITB Meteorology Study Program Learns More About Meteorology and Technology for Atmospheric Science Observation at PSTA LAPAN
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Bandung - PSTA (Wednesday, February 20, 2019), as many as 26 students and 2 accompanying lecturers from the Meteorology study program of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) visited the LAPAN Bandung office. This visit is one part of the Kapita Selekta Meteorology course which is intended to find out more about meteorology, especially the upper atmosphere and observation technology at PSTA LAPAN.

Before the visit began, as usual before the PSTA PPID, Djoko Trianas conveyed the explanation of the WBK and WBBM, as well as suggestions and community satisfaction surveys to the visiting participants. The event then continued with remarks by the ITB, represented by the accompanying lecturer, M. Rais Abdillah. He explained the purpose and purpose of this visit.

The greeting from LAPAN was represented by the Head of Administration of PSTA, Sudirman said that PSTA also hoped that this visit could increase students' motivation in studying the atmosphere. The greeting then continued with the presentation of the LAPAN profile. Generally explained about LAPAN, starting from the logo, space law, position, main tasks and functions, vision and mission, value system, history, R & D location and utilization, deputies, work units, activities, and so on.

The next presentation was delivered by PSTA researchers, Trismidianto regarding the Coupling between Atmospheric and Space Studies. Explained the vertical structure of the atmosphere: the troposphere (weather symptoms), the stratosphere (the ozone layer), the mesosphere (the meteor burns because there is friction); ionospheric vertical structure: regions F, E, and D; the basic process of atmospheric and space coupling: does the convection process affect ionospheric instability ?; atmospheric and space dynamics in the equatorial maritime continent: Indonesia as an atmospheric laboratory; gravitational waves as an atmosphere connecting and ionospheric instability; convection triggers the appearance of gravitational waves; coupling processes involve multiscale dynamics that start from the lower atmosphere; MCC linkage and gravitational wave propagation to the upper layer (upper atmosfer); and much more.


The third speaker, Ginaldi Ari Nugroho, presented about the Atmosphere Observation Technology in PSTA in the form of integration of science, application, and atmospheric technology. Atmospheric observation technology consists of: 1) satellites (himawari), 2) direct/in situ (AWS, CO2 monitor, and ozone monitor), 3) ground based; remote sensing and radar technology (transportable x-band radar, low cost radar (SANTANU), and EAR); LIDAR. PSTA also works with PT. CORE in the development of radiosonde, flying DADALI, Vaisala, Meisei, and roketsonda.

All questions from students and lecturers such as the question of solar observation data, EAR, AWS, and LIDAR data, as well as questions regarding radiosonde launches and the use of drones for observation, gravity waves models and differences in utilization of LAPAN radar with BMKG can be answered clearly by the speakers. The high enthusiasm of the participants of the visit made the discussion session more active.

The visit was closed with a prayer and eating break (ISHOMA), then continued with a visit to the atmospheric observation equipment (SANTANU, HIMAWARI, Pyranometer, AWS, etc. in Building 3, 5th floor PSTA, as well as a visit to the transportable radar bus.

(Dissemination PSTA LAPAN/NC & SR)

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