Introductory lectures for Sciences of the Earth, Moon and planets in the solar system.
Using observational and experimental data, the student learns scientific veiw of the present status and 4.6 b.y. evolution of planets in the solar system.
Earth, Moon, Planets, Solar system
|✔ Specialist skills
|Critical thinking skills
|Practical and/or problem-solving skills
Major phenomena of the Earth and planets are modeled using observational and experimental data.
|Shape of the planets
|Why is the planet a sphere?
|Gravity of the planet
|Is the Moon outside the Earth's gravity?
|Precession of the Earth's rotation axis
|Is the rotation axis moving?
|Propagation of seismic waves
|Magnetic field of the planet
|What is the planetary dynamo?
|Terrestial rocks: igneous activity
|Terrestial rocks: sedimentation and metamorphism
|sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks
|Deep materials of the Earth's interior
|Density distribution of the Earth's interior
|Global change in the Earth's enviroment and evolution of the life
|Environmental change on the Earth's surface
|Overview of the plate tectonics on the Earth
|Spreading of the sea floor, hot spots, isostasy, and continental drift
|Seismic activity on the Earth
|Seismic activity and faults in the Japanese Islands
|Volcanic activity on the Earth
|Volcanoes in the Japanese Islands and the Hawaiian Islands
|Atmospheres of the Earth and planets
|Structure and composion of atmosphere of the Earth, Venus and Mars
|Exploration of the solar system
|Observations of our solar system
No specific textbook at present.
Material necessary for the class will be given at the lecture.
Score is determined with exercises (50%) and exams (50%).