Department of Geophysics

Department of Geophysics

The Department of Geophysics is composed of three groups; Physics of the Solid Earth, Hydrospheric and Atmospheric Physics, and Solar Planetary Electrodynamics. The faculty consists of instructors from the Department of Geophysics, the Institute for Geothermal Sciences, and the Data Analysis Center for Geomagnetism and Space Magnetism which all belong to the Graduate School of Science, as well as instructors from the collaborative courses of the Disaster Prevention Research Institute and the Research Institute for Sustainable Humanophere.

 

In the Department of Geophysics, we conduct research on the solid earth including the earth’s core, mantle, and crust, and also on a wider range of areas including the ocean, atmosphere and interplanetary space. We are advancing to clarify terrestrial dynamics which changes hourly and to forecast its variations by combining the analysis of ground-based and satellite data, and the studies utilizing theoretical, numerical, and simulation techniques.




 

Research Fields:
Geodesy and Physics of Crustal Movements / Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior / Physical Volcanology / Crustal Geophysics and Active Tectonics / Environmental Geoscience / Physical Oceanography / Physical Hydrology / Atmospheric Sciences / Geothermal Sciences / Solar-Planetary Physics and Geomagnetism / Electromagnetism of the Earth's Interior

 

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