Equatorial Atmosphere Radar (EAR) Koto Tabang – West Sumatra - Indonesia
Equatorial convective activity around Indonesia is the most powerful in the world. That activates global atmospheric circulation, thus affecting global climate and weather. Valuable data have been collected under a joint Japan-Indonesia collaborative project in which Shimane University participates by installing various remote sensing instruments to measure equatorial convective activities in West Sumatra-Indonesia. Such data are also useful in gaining added insight into the characteristics of rainfall in West Sumatra.