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

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 Lecturer

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

Space Geodesy

Kosuke Heki Professor

Any scientific topics related to space geodesy are pursued. They include, positioning with GNSS, gravimetry by GRACE, measurements of earth rotation, and planetary geodesy. Topics include seismology, tectonics, and environmental sciences.
Email: heki@sci.hokudai.ac.jp

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 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