Dynamics of the Sun-Earth-Life Interactive System 1  (191012)
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Type 1 Subject
Instructor  :  Professor HIYAMA, Tetsuya
Professor MIZUNO, Ryo
Professor ISHIZAKA, Joji
Professor KITAGAWA, Hiroyuki
Associate Professor KURITA, Naoyuki
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Tue.   3rd
Classroom  :  Lecture Room 301/Common Building, Graduate School of Environmental Studies
This lecture focuses on the Space-Sun-Earth environment as a seamless system, and help students understand its several specific research fields in detail.
At first, dynamics of present Space-Sun-Earth environment will be explained. Basic structure of solar-terrestrial system and the controlling physical processes in the upper atmosphere and ionosphere/magnetosphere will be overviewed. After that, atmospheric-hydrospheric processes in the land-ocean ecosystem will be explained. More specifically, role of water in the atmospheric circulation, physical and biological processes in the land-ocean ecosystem as well as those structures and variations will be explained. Additionally, current status of climate warming and several adaptation strategies in the Arctic regions will be introduced. Finally, investigations of paleoclimate and/or paleoenvironment by the use of cosmogenic isotopes will be overviewed.
Grading Criteria
Evaluation will be done synthetically based on checked attendance, midterm and final reports.
Course Textbook
Watanabe, S., Hiyama, T. and Yasunari, T. (2008): ISBN 978-4-8158-0590-6
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Handout will be distributed, if necessary.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese only
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
Professor HIYAMA, Tetsuya