20211125ILTS_International_Symposium

The institute of Low Temperature Science is promoting comprehensive research of various natural phenomena occurring in the cryosphere and cold environments.

Press Release

* August 10, 2021 / Magnetic patterns hidden in meteorites reveal early Solar System dynamics / Yuki Kimura / Within meteorites, the magnetic fields associated with the particles that make up the object can act as a historical record. By analyzing such magnetic fields, scientists can deduce the probable events that affected the object and reconstruct .....
* July 12, 2021 / Of the Same Stripe: Turing Patterns Link Tropical Fish and Bismuth Crystal Growth / Hiroyasu Katsuno / What connection could possibly exist between the stripes on tropical fish and crystal growth? The answer is the way in which order emerges from randomness through Turing patterns, according to what a research team led by .....
* July 01, 2021 / Underwater seismometer can hear how fast a glacier moves / Evgeny A. Podolskiy, Shin Sugiyama / Basal slip of marine-terminating glaciers controls how fast they discharge ice into the ocean. However, to directly observe such basal motion and determine what controls it is challenging: the calving-front environment is one of the .....
* April 13, 2021 / Modeling past and future glacial floods in northern Greenland / Shin Sugiyama / The river flowing from the Qaanaaq Glacier in northwest Greenland flooded in 2015 and 2016, washing out the only road connecting the small village of Qaanaaq and its 600 residents to the local airport. What caused the floods was unclear at the time. .....
* March 25, 2021 / Revealing complex behavior of a turbulent plume at the calving front of a Greenlandic glacier / Evgeny A. Podolskiy, Shin Sugiyama / As marine-terminating glaciers melt, the fresh water from the glacier interacts with the seawater to form subglacial discharge plumes, or convective water flows. These turbulent plumes are known .....
* December 07, 2020 / Key building block for organic molecules discovered in meteorites / Yasuhiro Oba / The chemistry of life runs on organic compounds, molecules containing carbon and hydrogen, which also may include oxygen, nitrogen and other elements. While commonly associated with life, organic molecules also can be created by .....