Planetary Atmospheric Physics Group


(2017年8月23〜24日一般選抜入試, 2018年4月入学)
*仙台会場: 専攻説明会・研究室見学
日時: 2017年4月8日(土)13:00 – 15:00
会場: 東北大学理学部(青葉山キャンパス)
*東京会場: 理学研究科合同説明会
日時: 2017年4月29日(土)10:30 – 16:30
会場: 東北大学東京分室(東京駅サピアタワー10階)
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Our lab is trying to create the systematic understanding of planetary atmospheres (including the Earth’s) under the context of “comparative planetology”. The field covers terrestrial planets (Earth, Mars, Venus, …), outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, …), interplanetary space, and exoplanets.
All planets have their atmospheres, in wide meaning, from the troposphere to the exosphere. The lower layer is dominated by neutrals, coupled with surface and/or internal region. The higher layer is plasma world, directly connecting to and affected by interplanetary space and the Sun. The atmosphere is also controlled by gravity, temperature, history, sea, crustal activity, etc. A variety of physical and chemical processes occurring here decides the Environment of the planet. It can be guessed by the fact that our Environmental problems are “the Problems of our atmosphere”.
All our researches are promoted by the development of state-of-art tools and techniques:
* Observational: New powerful instruments for space and ground-based
* Numerical: Advanced numeric codes and data analyses tools
By those driving forces, we have proceeded active researches and educations under international collaborations.

Prof. Yasumasa Kasaba