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Arima M.,Osaka Prefecture University | Nakamura H.,Kyodo KY TEC Corporation | Yamazaki H.,Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Proceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference | Year: 2010

Ocean turbulence microstructure is one of the most important factors in elucidating the mixing process in the ocean which has a great influence on marine environment and global climate change. TurboMAP is a free-fall vertical profiler for acquiring turbulent shear and other microscale ocean, environmental data, such as conductivity, temperature, depth, turbidity, and chlorophyll-a. In recent years, the quasi-horizontal measurement of turbulence microstructure is much desired in order to understand the physical processes of the ocean, in more detail. This paper deals with the development of the glider-type Turbulence Ocean Microstructures Acquisition. Profiler, TurboMAP-G, and its gliding performance obtained from water-channel tank tests. Copyright © 2010 by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE). Source

Foloni-Neto H.,Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology | Lueck R.,Rockland, Inc. | Mabuchi Y.,Jfe Holdings | Nakamura H.,Kyodo KY TEC Corporation | And 2 more authors.
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology | Year: 2014

This study describes the development of a new tethered quasi-horizontal microstructure profiler: the Turbulence Ocean Microstructure Acquisition Profiler-Glider [TurboMAP-Glider (TMG)]. It is a unique instrument, capable of measuring ocean microstructure (temperature and turbulent velocity shear), chlorophyll, and turbidity simultaneously through a quasi-horizontal perspective. Three field experiments were carried out near Joga-shima, Japan, to test the TMG flight performance, and those results as well as comparisons with a laser-based vertical profiler, TurboMAP-L (TM), are described here. The TMG was capable of flying with an angle of attack of less than 25° and was reasonably stable for up to 300m horizontally over 100-m depth. Some new and relevant empirical results about quasi-horizontal application of high-resolution chlorophyll-a fluorescence sensors are presented. The ratio between the Thorpe length scale and the Ozmidov length scale was used as a tracer to demonstrate that most of theTMGdensity inversions are due to horizontal variability and not to vertical overturning. These waveform structures are probably due to the horizontal inhomogeneity of the density field and are likely caused by internal waves. © 2014 American Meteorological Society. Source

Tachibana D.,Shimizu Corporation | Watanabe H.,Chiba University | Yakushiji K.,Shimizu Corporation | Nakamura K.,Shimizu Corporation | Yoshioka T.,Kyodo KY TEC Corporation
AIJ Journal of Technology and Design | Year: 2010

Eighty ornamental plants, such as perennial plants, bulbous plants, and shrubs, were planted into the experimental rooftop garden made of the rain water storage type planting base, and the growth experiment was conducted. The selected species differed widely in their form characteristics and weatherability. As a result, the following things became clear. (1) Various vegetable kinds were able to grow over four years, even under growth condition of thin substrate depth of 10cm. (2) The vegetable bloom time and flowering period have been confirmed. The vegetable selection which can enjoy plants in blossom may become easy. (3) Even at the thin layer planting base, control of maintenance which reduced irrigation frequency was completed by adopting the rain water storage type planting base. Source

KYODO KY TEC Corporation | Date: 2012-10-29

Metal Flooring; Metal building materials, namely, floor boards; Prefabricated metal building assembly kits; Floor boards and materials of metal, namely, metal floor panels and metal flooring; Raised floors of metal; Floors of metal for office automation; Free access floors of metal; Prefabricated floor boards of metal; Floor boards of metal for cabling. Asphalt for building purposes; Cement for building purposes; Construction materials, namely, nonmetal flooring materials; Prefabricated non-metal building assembly kit; Flooring underlayments; Floor boards and materials not of metal, namely, ceramic floor tiles, concrete floors; Raised floors not of metal; Floors not of metal for office automation; Free access floors not of metal; Prefabricated floor boards not of metal; Floor boards not of metal for cabling.

KYODO KY TEC Corporation | Date: 2012-10-29

Raised floors of metal. Raised floors not of metal.

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