Earth and Planetary Dynamics, Natural History Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University

Division of Earth and Planetary Dynamics

Staff Members


Masaru Inatsu Professor

The major research topics are global-to-synoptic scale atmospheric circulation and climate variability mainly by using numerical models or observational data. Atmospheric multi-scale interaction, air-sea interaction, theoretical climate dynamics, and impacts of climate changes have also been studied with other researchers.
Email: inaz @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Yousuke Sato Associate Professor

The major topics of my research are cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and lightning by using numerical models. For understanding the phenomena, observational data is used as well as numerical models. Development of the numerical models (simulation codes) for regional and global scale phenomena is also a main topic of my research.
Email: yousuke.sato @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Takumi Honda Specially Appointed Assistant Professor

I am interested in numerical weather prediction. My goals are the development of an advanced data-assimilation method and to understand the mechanisms of severe weather with limited predictability.
Email: takumi.honda @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Physical Oceanography and Climatology

Shoshiro Minobe Professor

I am interested in air-sea interaction, interannual-to-decadal variability in the atmosphere and ocean, influence of climate and especially ocean variability and changes to marine ecosystems and biogeochemistry in the ocean. I work using data analysis and numerical modelings, including ocean general circulation models and regional atmospheric models.
Email: minobe @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Yoshinori Sasaki Associate Professor

My research interests are dynamics of interannual to decadal oceanic fluctuations (e.g., jet) and air-sea interaction. I am also interested in the connection of these topics to climate and marine ecosystem.
Email: sasakiyo @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Fumiaki Ogawa Specially Appointed Assistant Professor

We aim to understand the formation and maintenance of stormtrack activities and jets in mid-latitudes and their low-frequency variability and future changes from the viewpoint of their interaction with the mid-latitude oceanic frontal zones.
Email: fumiaki.ogawa @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Space Geodesy

Masato Furuya Professor

Masato Furuya's research interests are to employ modern geodetic techniques to observe slow but measurable phenomena, and to better understand them by devising quantitative models. He has been studying crustal mechanics, including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and interaction between the solid Earth and its fluid envelope.
Email: furuya @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Youichiro TakadaAssociate Professor

My goal is to understand the deformation mechanisms of continental crust including seismic rupture and rock flow, and to identify the key factors controlling landscape evolution process based on that understanding. I mainly use the geodetic tools (InSAR and GNSS) and the numerical simulation to attain good interpretation.
Email: takaday @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp


Kiyoshi Yomogida Specially Appointed Professor

My research field mainly covers laterally heterogeneous structure of the Earth. While new theoretical and numerical methods are developed on seismic wave propagation, I always consider their application to seismic data, covering both global and local scales.
Email: yomo @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp

Kazunori Yoshizawa Associate Professor

My major research interests are the study of the Earth's internal structure and dynamics using seismological approaches on regional and global scales, seismic wave propagation in 3-D complex media, waveform analysis of seismic waves and the development of seismological inversion techniques.
Email: yoshizawa @ sci.hokudai.ac.jp