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Division of Earth System Science
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Basic Lectures

Fundamental Lecture in Paleoclimatology and Pleoceanography
Lecture is given for understanding the outline of paleoenvironmental science by learning current topics in paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, geochemistry, Quaternary science, geography, glaciology, etc.
Fundamental Lecture in Cold Region Sceinces
A short course of cryosphere science. Brifely introduce the life of snow and selected reserach topics relating to snow and ice.
Fundamental Lecture in Atmosphere-ocean Physics
To study the dynamics and the thermodynamics of the atmosphere and ocean for the purpose of understanding the structure, circulation and variability of the real atmosphere and ocean.

Lectures in this Course

Advanced Course in Quaternary Environments
This course intends to understand the basic concept of Quaternary science, referring to various issues in Hokkaido.
Advanced Course in Mountain Environments
The objectives of this course include an understanding of concept of mountain geoecology; understanding of geographical characteristics of mountain environments from the arctic to equatorial areas including landform, climate, vegetation, and human activities; understanding of mountain nature conservation and protected area management system in the world; and understanding environmental issues of the worlds mountains including sustainable development and ecotourism.
Advanced Course in Intergrated Terrestrial Environment
Discuss the concept of the field informatics, the methodology integrating various geo-scientific data collected in natural environments to enable collaboration with field experts. Actual cases of the field research on glaciers, forest fire and permafrost are exemplified.

Special Lectures

Special Lecture in Earth Syatem Science I by Dr. Hikaru TAKAHARA (Kyoto Univ.)
Special Topic in 2010: The objectives of this course are an understanding of current status of geomorphogical hazards in the mountains of developing countries, and an understanding of sustainable measures as they ought to be.
Special Lecture in Earth Syatem Science II by Dr. Keiji Kushida (Toyama Univ.)
Special Topic in 2008:To understand the cycling, functions, and analytical chemistry of trace metals in the hydrosphere.
Special lecture in Earth System Sience III
Not held in 2008
Special lecture in Earth System Sience IV by Dr. Kelvin J. Richards
Special Topic in 2008: To provide students with an understanding of the processes that shape the distribution of tracers in the atmosphere and ocean

Field Work, Research, Seminar

Field Work in Earth System Science I
This practical course introduces an understanding of basic field methodology and techniques in physical-geography oriented disciplines, which are required to conduct Masters thesis research.
Field Work in Earth System Science II
This practical course intends to familiarize students with an understanding of concept of collaborative research project, an understanding of state-of-the-art field methodology and techniques, and an understanding of methodologies of integration of research outcomes and presentation, by attending or being involved in on-going research projects.
Seminar in Earth System Science I
Understanding of several issues related to Earth System Science based on newly published papers. Presentation and dsicussion of research.
Seminar in Earth System Science II
Reserch in Earth System Science I(for Master's Thesis)
Do research on Earth System Science to accomplish a masters thesis and present the results.
Reserch in Earth System Science II (for Doctoral Disertation)
Do research on Earth System Science to accomplish a doctoral disertation and present the results.

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