›CPS International School of Planetary Sciences
The CPS International School of Planetary Sciences aims at promoting education and research in planetary science for highly motivated graduate students and young researchers worldwide. It will offer them an opportunity to interact with leading scientists in a specific field of the year.
This year's topic of the school is "Planetary Atmospheres --- Sisters, relatives and ancestors of our own ---"
The main part of the school is a series of lectures on various aspects of planetary atmospheres, surface environments, and their interaction with planetary interiors including the following topics:
- cutting-edge reviews of the atmospheres of Mars and Venus and their exploration,
- a perspective on the dynamics of the planetary atmospheres including the Earth's as an example,
- in-depth discussion on the origin and evolution of the coupled system of planetary atmospheres and interiors, with the search for the definition of habitable worlds in mind.
Internationally well-established experts in atmospheric sciences will review recent progress in our understandings of those fields. The lecturers and their topics are listed below:
- Yutaka Abe (The University of Tokyo, Japan), Habitable Planet
- Francois Forget (LMD, France), Martian Climate from the Past to the Present
- Takeshi Imamura (JAXA/ISAS, Japan), Venus four day circulation, planed observation (Planet-C)
- Yoshihisa Matsuda (Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan), Venus four day circulation, theory
- Kensuke Nakajima (Kyushu University, Japan), Structures of moist convection
- Peter. L. Read (University of Oxford, England), Climate and circulation of the Martian Atmosphere
- Tapio Schneider (CalTech, U.S.A.), Principles of planetary circulations, from Earth to Neptune
- Dima Titov (Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Germany), Venus Express
- Kevin Zahnle (NASA Ames, U.S.A.), Origin and Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres