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The 10th Kyoto University International Symposium

   “Active Geosphere Science”

July 26-28, 2007

Bandung, Indonesia


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Mini Field Trip

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July 26 (Thu)

8:00 -



 9:00 -


Opening Ceremony     Chair: Toshio Yokoyama



Kazuo Oike (Kyoto University, Japan)

Opening address by the President of Kyoto University



Djoko Santoso (ITB, Indonesia)

Message from the President of ITB



Masaru Kono (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Message from a member of Science Council of Japan



Kusmayanto Kadiman (Minister of the State Ministry of Research and Technology (RISTEK), Indonesia)

Main guest speech by the Minister of RISTEK, Indonesia

9:45 -


Short break (15 min.)



Opening Session     Chair: Jim Mori

“Active Geosphere Science, from Asia and Oceania to the World” 



Shigeo Yoden (Kyoto University, Japan)

Research and education activities of KAGI21 on the Active Geosphere Science



S. George Philander (Princeton University, U.S.A.)

Hoax, ritual or scientific experiment? - A poignant tribute to science, at the equator in Africa, that illuminates Global warming dilemmas -



Xu Houtze (Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics/Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Crustal movement monitoring network in China



Hitoshi Mizutani (“Newton” Press, Japan)

Roles of earth scientists for the general public and scientists



Lunch Banquet (90 min.)

Welcome Speeches

Emmy Suparka (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)

Congratulatory addresses

Kosuke Mizuno (Kyoto University, Japan)
Umar Anggara Jenie (Indonesian Institute of Science, Indonesia)




 (transfer to Sheraton)


Session I     Chair: Shigeo Yoden

“Fluid Session on the Active Geosphere Science”


14:00 -


Syukuro Manabe (Princeton University, USA)

Early development in climate modeling and prospect for the future

14:30 -


Akimasa Sumi (University of  Tokyo, Japan)

Global warming simulation by using the high-resolution Climate model(K-1 Model)

15:00 -


Takehiko Satomura (Kyoto University, Japan)

Diurnal variation simulated by a meso-scale atmosphere-ocean coupled system and its potential impact on climate modeling

15:20 -


Tri W. Hadi (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)

Characteristics of mesoscale convections related to Jakarta flood events :
The need for high resolution numerical weather prediction (NWP) models for the maritime continent

15:40 -


Coffee Break

16:10 -


Tim Palmer (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, UK)

Towards seamless prediction systems for weather and climate

16:40 -


Toshiyuki Awaji (Kyoto University, Japan)

Four-dimensional variational coupled data assimilation experiment

17:10 -


Tieh-Yong Koh  (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Applied numerical weather prediction research in Singapore

17:30 -


Masato Shiotani (Kyoto University, Japan)

Ozone and water vapor sonde observations in the equatorial Pacific


July 27 (Fri)


Session II     Chair: Hasanuddin Z. Abidin

“Indonesia as an Important Region for the Active Geosphere Science” 

8:30 -


Toshitaka Tsuda (Kyoto University, Japan)

Characteristics of equatorial atmosphere dynamics observed with ground-based and satellite measurements

9:00 -


Sri Widiyantoro (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)

The Sumatra Fault Experiment - Key challenges and science plan for an international earth science experiment aiming at seismic and tsunami hazard assessment

9:30 -


Kenji Satake (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)

Recurrence of great earthquakes and tsunamis around Indonesia

11:30 -


James Mori (Kyoto University, Japan)

The Sidoarjo mud eruption

10:30 -


Coffee Break

11:00 -


Active-Geosphere Mini Field Trip

Tangkuban Prahu volcano and Lembang Fault

(Lunch at SanGria Resort & Spa)


Keiji Takemura (Kyoto University, Japan)

Hiroyuki Tsutsumi (Kyoto University, Japan)

Budi Brahmantyo (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)

19:00 -


Banquet at Sheraton


July 28 (Sat)


Session III     Chair: James Mori

“Solid Session on the Active Geosphere Science” 



8:30 -


Hiroo Kanamori (California Institute of Technology, USA)

The diversity of large subduction-zone earthquakes and its hazard implications

9:00 -


Kojiro Irikura (Kyoto University/Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan)

Recipe for predicting strong ground motions: state of the art and future prospects

9:30 -


Mizuho Ishida (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan)

Real-time estimation system of strong ground motion and damage for earthquakes

10:00 -


Coffee Break

10:30 -


Toshifumi Matsuoka (Kyoto University, Japan)

Reflection seismology without artificial sources - Case study of Tottori-Seibu earthquake in Japan -

11:00 -


Kazuro Hirahara (Kyoto University, Japan)

Numerical simulation of Tokai-Nankai earthquake sequence with the “Earth Simulator”

11:30 -


Toshihiko Shimamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)

High-velocity friction experiments reproducing seismic fault motion during large earthquakes

12:00 -


Lunch Break


Session IV      Chair: Keiji Takemura

“Coupling Session of the Active Geosphere Science” 



13:30 -


Phillip A. Meyers (University of Michigan, USA)

Post-glacial evolution of the East Asian Monsoon - Organic geochemical evidence from lakes, oceans, and land

14:00 -


Takahiro Tagami (Kyoto University, Japan)

A paleoclimate study using Indonesian speleothems

14:20 -


S. George Philander (Princeton University, USA)

Why is the ocean so cold?

14:40 -


Masaru Kono (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Dynamo simulation and observed properties of the geomagnetic field

15:00 -


Xu Houtze (Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics/Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

Investigation of sea level seasonal change by satellite altimetry and gravity mission

15:20 -


Yoichi Fukuda (Kyoto University, Japan)

Space geodesy: a new technology to monitor climate variations

15:40 -


Coffee Break


Panel Discussion       Chair: James Mori

“Active Geosphere Science for Human Activities in the Tropics” 



16:10 -



Shuichi Kawai (Kyoto University, Japan)
Kosuke Mizuno (Kyoto University, Japan)
Hitoshi Mizutani (“Newton” Press, Japan)
Kazuo Oike (Kyoto University, Japan)
Nanang T. Puspito (Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)
Endang Sukara (Indonesian Institute of Science, Indonesia)
Toshio Yokoyama (Kyoto University, Japan)
Shigeo Yoden (Kyoto University, Japan)