In a first for Japanese researchers, a team led by professor Kazuhisa Tsuboki from the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research at Nagoya University will use aircraft to observe supertyphoons directly. Supertyphoons have become a growing problem in recent years due to global warming.

The 55-year-old professor hopes the team's work will contribute to increasing the accuracy of typhoon forecasting in terms of direction and speed, among other factors, giving people ample time to prepare and evacuate.

The team recently held a trial run over the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture and is scheduled to conduct observations during the typhoon season between August and October.