Elucidation of the Active Geosphere. Kyoto University Acvtive Geosphere investigations for the 21st century COE Program


3rd KAGI21 International Symposium

Dates :
November 8-10, 2005
Place :
Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan, China
340 Xudong Street, Wuhan, Hubei 430077, P. R. China
Fax/Tel: 86-27-68881362

The "International Symposium on the Active Geosphere Investigation" together with the 3rd KAGI21 (Kyoto university Active Geosphere Investigations for the 21st century COE program) International Symposium will be held during the period from November 8 to 10, 2005 in Wuhan, China. This symposium is co-organized by the Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China and Kyoto university Active Geosphere Investigations for the 21st century COE program (KAGI21) Office.

The symposium will cover a new multi-disciplinary approach for the Earth sciences that emphasizes the physical processes in encompassing of the "Active Geospheres". In this framework, we will provide for scientists the chance of the exchange and discussion along the world in an integrated study of the processes that take place throughout many realms of the Earth science.

As the rapid progress in study of the Earth's lithosphere, tectonics in the shallow Earth's crust, general circulations of oceans and the atmosphere, and multi-timescale variations of the climate system, the common threads that link these processes include the energy flows that couple all portions of the Geosphere. Since such phenomena evolve and interact on a variety of space and time scales, a new interdisciplinary approach based on optimal inter-related areas of the Earth sciences and recent advances in observational and computational technologies is required.

The symposium sets traditional fields of the Earth sciences, such as Solar Terrestrial Physics, Aeronomy, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Seismology, Volcanology, Geodesy, Geology, and Material Science for the Earth, as the primary ingredients, and then creates a melting pot of Field Survey/Observations, Satellite Measurements, Data Analyses, and Laboratory and Numerical Experiments, that encourage cross-disciplinary studies. This approach is central to our interpretation of the Active Geosphere and, in a wider sense, to the sustainable coexistence of human beings on the Earth. The challenge is to improve our understanding of the complex processes within the Active Geosphere and obtain new perspectives on the individual components.

The symposium will cover various sessions given as (1) Continental collisions in the past and present, (2) Seismotectonics, (3) Geodetic observations, (4) Climate Changes in the past and present, (5) Monsoon Variability and the Tibetan Plateau (6) Geospace and Atmosphere.


Time Schedule for Science Program (This program is tentative.)


  1. Please download the 2nd Circular (word file)

    The Registrsation Form is on the last page of 2nd Circular. Please read the 2nd Circular in order to fill in the form.

  2. You may email the filled form to :
    Mr. Chengshu Liu (Meeting Secretary)
    Email Address: sywc@asch.whigg.ac.cn


Abstract should be submitted to both the conveners of topics and meeting secretaries (see below) before the deadline of September 20, 2005, by Email submission. The paper, which will be included in the Proceedings without review, should be submitted before February 10, 2006. The cost of the proceedings is included in the registration fee. For the format of abstract and paper, please refer Instruction for Contributions in the 2nd Circular.



General Topic: Global Interactions of the Active Geospheres
Conveners: Takemoto S (takemoto@kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Hsu H Z (hsuh@asch.whigg.ac.cn)
Contents: General reports on the Active Geospheres Investigations
Topic 1: Continental Collisions in the Past and Present
Conveners: Hirajima T (hirajima@kueps.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Zhang PZ (peizhen@gps.gov.cn)
Contents: Qinghai-Tibet plateau, Crustal Movement
Topic 2: Seismotectonics
Conveners: Mori J (mori@rcep.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Wu Y (wuyun@public.wh.hb.cn)
Contents: Geological and Seismological Distribution
Topic 3: Geodetic Observations
Conveners: Fukuda Y (fukuda@kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Wang Y (ywang@asch.whigg.ac.cn)
Contents: GPS and Gravity
Topic 4: Climate Change in the Past and Present
Conveners: Takemura K (takemura@bep.vgs.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Ding ZL (zlding@mail.igcas.ac.cn)
Contents: Geology and Geomorphology
Topic 5: Monsoon Variability and the Tibetan Plateau
Conveners: Satomura T (satomura@kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Zhu J (jzhu@mail.iap.ac.cn)
Contents: Meteorology, Climatology, Oceanography
Topic 6: Geospace and Atmosphere
Conveners: Omura Y (omura@rish.kyoto-u.ac.jp)
Deng X H (dengxh@public.wh.hb.cn
Contents: Ground and satellite observations, Space environment of the Earth


Meeting Secretaries

Chinese side:
Mr. Chengshu Liu
Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
340 Xudong Street, Wuhan, Hubei 430077, P. R. China
Fax/Tel: 86-27-68881362
Email: sywc@asch.whigg.ac.cn
Japanese side:
Ms. KIOKA, Miki
Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan
Fax: +81-75-753-4299
E-mail: mkioka@kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp


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