• collaboration 2018.May.28
    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: International Southern Ocean Science Workshop Antarctic hot spots - Physics and biogeochemistry of highly melting regions - / June 11-12, 2018 / Auditorium, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • research 2018.May.10
    Press Release: May 09, 2018 / The far-reaching effects of ocean floors on the sea surface / Humio Mitsudera
  • information 2018.Apr.25
    Updated: Research Groups, Faculty Members
  • information 2018.Apr.2
    Updated: Greeting from the Director
  • information 2018.Mar.22
    Updated: Research Groups, Faculty Members
  • information 2018.Mar.8
    Recruitment page was updated.
  • research 2018.Mar.7
    Press Release: February 16, 2018 / Nitrate flux in the Arctic not following the decreasing NOx emissions in neighboring countries / Yoshinori Iizuka
  • research 2018.Feb.8
    Press Release: February 06, 2018 / Discovery of a primordial metabolic system that gives us a glimpse of the origin of life on earth / Yoshito Chikaraishi
  • research 2018.Feb.8
    Press Release: February 06, 2018 / Baby, it's cold outside: understanding conditions for star formation / Yasuhiro Oba, Naoki Watanabe
  • information 2018.Jan.5
    Updated: Research Groups, Faculty Members
  • information 2017.Nov.2
    Recruitment page was updated.
  • collaboration 2016.Sep.13
    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: H2O Science · 2017 / September 14-15, 2017 / Auditorium, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • research 2017.Sep.7
    Press Release: September 06, 2017 / Unraveling a major cause of sea ice retreat in the Arctic Ocean / Kay I. Ohshima
  • research 2017.Sep.7
    Press Release: September 06, 2017 / Cloud formation suppressed by biogenic organic emissions /Yuzo Miyazaki
  • information 2017.Sep.6
    International > Exchanges page was updated.
  • information 2017.Aug.24
    Updated: Research Groups - Visiting Faculties
  • research 2017.May.25
    Press Release: May 11, 2017 / Teleconnection between the tropical Pacific and Antarctica / Shigeru Aoki
  • research 2017.May.25
    Press Release: April 18, 2017 / Why don't fish freeze to death in icy water? / Ken Nagashima
  • information 2017.May.1
    Updated: Research Groups, Faculty Members
  • research 2017.Feb.15
    Press Release: February 08, 2017 / Pure iron grains are rare in the universe / Yuki Kimura
  • research 2017.Feb.15
    Press Release: January 24, 2017 / Mapping the migration of house shrews / Satoshi Ohdachi
  • research 2017.Feb.14
    Press Release: November 21, 2016 / Answering a longstanding question: Why is the surface of ice wet? / Ken-ichiro Murata
  • research 2017.Feb.14
    Press Release: October 25, 2016 / The gene of autumn colours / Hisashi Ito
  • information 2017.Feb.13
    International > Exchanges page was updated.
  • information 2017.Jan.17
    Lecture: Exploring a Comet Through Art / Ekaterina Smirnova / 3 Feb (Fri) 5:30pm / Auditorium at ILTS
  • research 2016.Nov.14
    Research Topics: Does sea ice supply nutrients to spring phytoplankton bloom in the Sea of Okhotsk? / Naoya Kanna, Jun Nishioka
  • collaboration 2016.Oct.14
    Symposium > Symposium page was updated: Workshop on Interstellar Matter 2016, October 19-21, 2016, Auditorium, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University
  • research 2016.Sep.29
    Press Release: August 24, 2016 / The origins of Cuban species / Satoshi Ohdachi
The institute of Low Temperature Science is promoting comprehensive research of various natural phenomena occurring in the cryosphere and cold environments.

Press Release

* May 09, 2018 / The far-reaching effects of ocean floors on the sea surface / Humio Mitsudera / In the 2000s, pathways transporting warm water originating in the Kuroshio Current, a northward-flowing current on the western side of the North Pacific, were discovered 1,000 kilometers off eastern Hokkaido, northern Japan. These pathways, which are always found at almost the same locations, are called quasi-stationary jets or .....
* February 16, 2018 / Nitrate flux in the Arctic not following the decreasing NOx emissions in neighboring countries / Yoshinori Iizuka / Aerosols less than 2.5 micrometers are known as particulate matter (PM) 2.5 and are hazardous to human health. Large aerosol particles, on the other hand, help form sun-blocking clouds that cool the Earth's surface. Concentrations of sulfide oxide (SOx) and NOx which can form aerosols .....
* February 06, 2018 / Discovery of a primordial metabolic system that gives us a glimpse of the origin of life on earth / Yoshito Chikaraishi / Multi-omics research on Thermosulfidibacter (isolated from a hydrothermal field in the Southern Okinawa Trough) has enabled the discovery of possibly the most primordial form of tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. The TCA cycle is a key metabolic mechanism essential for most organisms. .....
* February 06, 2018 / Baby, it's cold outside: understanding conditions for star formation / Yasuhiro Oba, Naoki Watanabe / The mechanism by which hydrogen sulphide is released as gas in interstellar molecular clouds is described by scientists in Japan and Germany, in the journal Nature Astronomy. The process, known as chemical desorption, is more efficient than previously believed, and this has implications for .....