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Kensuke Nakajima Last modified date:2016.10.11

Assistant Professor / Earth Planetary Fluid and Space Sciences
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Faculty of Sciences


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http://fx.geo.kyushu-u.ac.jp/
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Academic Degree
Ph.D
Field of Specialization
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Outline Activities
Theoretical and numerical study on fluid motions in the atmosphere, ocean, and, interior of planets.
Research
Research Interests
  • Geophysical and Planetary Fluid Dynamics
    keyword : GFD, Planetary Sciences, cumulus convection, Jupiter, Mars, ocean, exoplanets, earth's core
    1995.06~2020.03theoretical and numerical study on the dynamics of fluids in the atmosphere, ocean, and, inetior of the earth and planets. cumulus convection, jupiter, mars, ocean.
Current and Past Project
  • Development of a numerical model for various phemomena in planetary atmospheres
  • Development of a numerical model for various phemomena in planetary atmospheres
  • Venus Exploration focusing of the atmosphere
  • Aqua-Planet Experiment Project
  • Development of a telecrope for planets on satellte
  • Jupiter system exploration prgram in 2010's - 2020's by JAXA/ESA/NASA.
    Mainly participating the planning of observation of Jupiter's atmosphere.
Academic Activities
Reports
1. Kensuke Nakajima, Idealized numerical experiments on the space-time structure of cumulus convection using a large-domain two-dimensional cumulus-resolving model, CGER's supercomputer monograph report, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute of Enviroronmental Studies, Japan, Vol.16, pp.1-72, 2011.01, [URL].
2. Hayashi, Y.-Y., Ishiwatari, M., Yamada, Y., Morikawa, Y., Takahashi, Y.O., Nakajima, K., Odaka, M., Takehiro, S., Equatorial precipitation patterns in aqua-planet experiments: effects of vertical turbulent mixing processes., CGER's supercomputer activity report, National Institute of Enviroronmental Studies, Vol.14-2005, pp.69-76., 2007.06.
3. Nakajima, K., Odaka, M., Sugiyama, K., Kitamori, T., Numerical experiment on the interaction between large-scale atmospheric motion and cumulus convection: mechanism of spontaneous large-scale stationary concentration of cloud activity, CGER's supercomputer activity report, National Institute of Enviroronmental Studies, Vol.14-2005, pp.55-60., 2007.06.
4. Recent developments of planetary meteorology.
5. Numerical modeling of precipitating convective clouds: evolution in idealized experiments.
6. Nakajima, K., Odaka, M., Sugiyama, K., Kitamori, T., Numerical experiment on the interaction between large-scale atmospheric motion and cumulus convection: preferred scale of the planetary-scale concentration of cloud activity and new model development., CGER's supercomputer activity report, National Institute of Enviroronmental Studies, Vol.13-2004, pp.69-76., 2006.06.
7. Meteorology of Jupiter.
8. Hayashi, Y., Y., Toyoda, E., Hosaka, M., Takehiro, S., Nakajima, K., Ishiwatari M., Tropical precipitation patterns in response to a local warm SST area placed at the equator of an aqua planet, CGER's supercomputer monograph report, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute of Enviroronmental Studies, Japan, Vol.6, 2000.02, [URL].
Papers
1. S. Noda, K. Nakajima, ほか7名, The circulation pattern and day-night heat transport in the atmosphere of a synchronously rotating aquaplanet: Dependence on planetary rotation rate, ICARUS, in press, 2016.09, [URL].
2. Masato Nakamura, Kensuke Nakajima, ほか50名, AKATSUKI returns to Venus, Earth Planets and Space, 2016.05, [URL].
3. Tatsuya Yamashita, Kensuke Nakajima, ほか6名, A numerical study on convection of a condensing CO2 atmosphere under early Mars like conditions, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 2016.05, [URL].
4. Hiroki Tsuji, Hisanori Itoh, Kensuke Nakajima, Mechanism governing the size change of tropical cyclone-like vortices, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 94, 3, 2016.06.
5. Seiya Nishizawa, Kensuke Nakajima, ほか9名, Martian dust devil statistics from high-resolution large-eddy simulations, Geophysical Research Letters, 2016.05, [URL].
6. Tsumura, K., Nakajima, K., and 13 others, Near-infrared Brightness of the Galilean Satellites Eclipsed in Jovian Shadow: A New Technique to Investigate Jovian Upper Atmosphere, Astrophysical Journal, 789, 2, article id. 122, 2014.07.
7. Ko-ichiro Sugiyama, Kensuke Nakajima, Masatsugu Odaka, Kiyoshi Kuramoto, Yoshi-Yuki Hayashi, Numerical Simulations of Jupiter's Moist Convection Layer: Structure and Dynamics in Statistically Steady States, ICARUS, 229, 2014.02, [URL].
8. Linear stability of thermal convection of anelastic fluid in a rotating spherical shell.
9. Nakajima Kensuke, Yukiko Yamada, Yoshiyuki O Takahashi, Masaki Ishiwatari, Wataru Ohfuchi, Yoshi-Yuki Hayashi, The Variety of Forced Atmospheric Structure in Response to Tropical SST Anomaly Found in APE Results, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 91A, 2013.09, [URL].
10. Kensuke Nakajima, Yukiko Yamada, Yoshiyuki O. Takahashi, Masaki Ishiwatari, Wataru Ohfuchi, Yoshi-Yuki Hayashi, The variety of spontaneously generated tropical precipitation patterns found in APE results , J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 91A, 2013.09, [URL].
11. D.L. WIlliamson, Kensuke Nakajima, ほか26名, The Aqua Planet Experiment (APE): Response to changed SST fields, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 91A, 2013.09, [URL].
12. M.Blackburn, Kensuke Nakajima, ほか26名, The Aqua Planet Experiment (APE): Control SST Simulation, J. Meteor. Soc. Japan, 91A, 2013.09, [URL].
13. D.L.Williams, Kensuke Nakajima, ほか26名, The APE ATLAS, NCAR Technical Note, NCAR/TN-484+STR, 508pp, 2012.12, [URL].
14. M. Ishiwatari, E. Toyoda, Y. Morikawa, S. Takehiro, Y. Sasaki, S. Nishizawa, M. Odaka, N. Otobe, Y. O. Takahashi, K. Nakajima, T. Horinouchi, M. Shiotani, Y.-Y. Hayashi, and Gtool development group, "Gtool5": a Fortran90 library of input/output interfaces for self-descriptive multi-dimensional numerical data, Geoscientific Model Development, 5, 2, 449-455, 2012.04, [URL].
15. K. Nakajima, Y. Yamada, M. Ishiwatari, Y.-Y. Hayashi, Dependence of equatorial precipitation activity on the vertical profile of radiative cooling in an aqua-planet experiment, NAGARE Mutimedia, 2012
, 2012.03, [URL].
16. Sugiyama,K., Nakajima,K., Odaka,M., Ishiwatari,M.,Kuramoto,K., Morikawa,Y., Nishizawa,S., Takahashi,Y.O., Hayashi,Y.-Y., Intermittent cumulonimbus activity breaking the three-layer cloud structure of Jupiter, Geophysical Research Letters, 2011.07, [URL].
17. Yamashita,T., Odaka, M., Sugiyama,K., Nakajima,K., Ihiwatari,M., Hayashi,Y.-Y., A two dimensional numerical experiment of atmospheric convection with condensation of the major component, Proceedings of the 42th ISAS Lunar and Planetary Symposium, 2010.07.
18. Development of a Cloud Convection Model to Investigate the Jupiter's Atmosphere, [URL].
19. Tanaka,K.-K, Yamamoto,T., Watanabe,S., Nakajima,K., Analytic model of upper tropospheric clouds in the tropical Hadley cell, Earth, Planets and Space, Vol.60, pp.219-228., 2008.02.
20. Moist Convection in Jupiter's Atmosphere.
21. M. Ishiwatari, K. Nakajima S.Takehiro and Y.-Y. Hayashi, Dependence of climate states of gray atmosphere on solar constant: From the runaway greenhouse to the snowball states., J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 112, No. D13, D13120, 2007.06.
22. Yamada, Y., Sampe, T., Takahashi, Y.O., Yoshioka, M.K., Ohfuchi,W., Ishiwatari, M., Nakajima, K., Hayashi, Y.-Y., A resolution dependence of equatorial precipitation activities represented in a general circulation model., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Japan, Vol.43, pp.289-297, 2005.01.
23. K.Nakajima, E.Toyoda, M.Ishiwatari, S.Takehiro, Y.-Y. Hayashi,, Initial Development of Tropical Precipitation Patterns in Response to a Local Warm SST Area: An Aqua-Planet Ensemble Study, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan,, 82, 6, Vol.82, No.6, pp.1483-1504., 2004.12.
24. Ishiwatari,M., Takehiro,S.-I., Nakajima, K., Hayashi,Y.-Y., A numerical study on the appearance of the runaway greenhouse state of a three-dimensional gray atmosphere, Journal of Atmospheric Science, 59, 22, Vol.59, pp.3223-3238., 2002.06.
25. S. Takehiro, M. Ishiwatari, K. Nakajima and Y.-Y. Hayashi,, Linear stability of thermal convection in rotating systems with fixed heat flux boundaries, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 96, 6, Vol.96, pp.439-459., 2001.06.
26. A numerical simulation of thermal convection in the Martian lower atmosphere with a two-dimensional anelastic model..
27. Nakajima,K., Takehiro,S.-I., Ishiwatari,M., Hayashi,Y.-Y., Numerical modeling of Jupiter's moist convection layer., Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 19, Vol.27, No.19, pp.3129-3132., 2000.10.
28. Response of the Tropical Atmosphere to a Localized Warm SST Area:
Time-Development Observed in an Aqua-Planet Ensemble Experiment.
29. S. Takehiro, M. Ishiwatari, K. Nakajima and Y.-Y. Hayashi,, The effects of thermal boundary condition on convection in rapidly rotating spherical shells, Theoretical and Applied Mech., Vol.48, pp.415-421, 1999.10.
30. Convection in a rotating cylindrical annulus with fixed heat flux boundaries.
31. The structure of Jupiter's atmosphere and the role of cloud convection.
32. "Cloud convections" in geophysical and planetary fluids.
33. The dependency of the strucure of the three-dimensional gray atmosphere on the solar constant and the runaway greenhouse states..
34. Hosaka,M., Ishiwatari,M., Takehiro,S.-I., Nakajima,K., Hayashi,Y.-Y., Tropical precipitation patterns in response to a local warm SST area placed at the equator of an aqua planet, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan,, 76, 2, Vol.76, No.2. pp.289-305., 1998.04.
35. Odaka,M., Nakajima,K., Takehiro,S.-I., Ishiwatari,M., Hayashi,Y.-Y., A numerical study of the Martian atmospheric convection with a two dimensional anelastic model, Earth, Planet and Space, Vol.50, pp.431-437., 1998.06.
36. Hibiya,T., Niwa,Y., Nakajima,K. and Suginphara,N, Direct Numerical Simulation of the Rolloff Range of Internal Wave Shear Spectra in the Ocean., Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, C6, Vol.101, No.C6, pp.14123-14129., 1996.06.
37. Furue,R., Nakajima,K. and Ishikawa,I., Modal decomposition of deep ocean circulation models: Comparison with reduced-gravity models., Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.100, No.C6, pp.10567-10588., 1995.06.
38. Nakajima,K. and Matsuno,T., Numerical experiments concerning the origin of cloud clusters in the tropical atmospher, Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan,, Vol.66, pp.309-329., 1988.04.
Works, Software and Database
1. gms: a framework of grid model.
2. deepconv: convection model for planetary atmospheres.
Presentations
1. Nakajima, K., Sugiyama, K., and 3 others, Numerical Simulations of Jupiter’s Moist Convection Layer: Structure and Dynamics in Statistically Steady States, 46th Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences with Historical Astronomy Division (HAD), American Astronomical Society, 2014.11.13.
2. Sugiyama, K., Nakajima, K., and 8 others, Assessment of Mars surface environment for a exploration program using CReSS-Mars, a convection resolving numerical model adjusted for Mars atmosphere, The Joint Workshop of 6th International Workshop on Global Cloud Resolving Modeling and 3rd International Workshop on Nonhydrostatic Numerical Models, 2014.09.25.
3. Sugiyama, K., Nakajima, K., and 3 others, Numerical Simulations of Jupiter’s Moist Convection Layer: Structure and Dynamics in Statistically Steady States, The Joint Workshop of 6th International Workshop on Global Cloud Resolving Modeling and 3rd International Workshop on Nonhydrostatic Numerical Models, 2014.09.25.
4. Yamashita, T., Nakajima, K., and 4 others, A 2D Numerical Simulation of Atmospheric Convection with Condensation of Major Component Under Early Mars, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2014 meeting, 2014.07.31.
5. Nishizawa, S., Nakajima, K., and 9 others, High-resolution large-eddy simulation of the Martian planetary boundary layer, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2014 meeting, 2014.07.30.
6. Sugiyama, K., Nakajima, K., and 3 others, Numerical Simulations of Jupiter’s Moist Convection Layer: Structure and Dynamics in Statistically Steady States, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2014 meeting, 2014.07.28.
7. Tsumura, K., Nakajima, K., and 13 others, Near-infrared Detections of Surprisingly Bright Ganymede and Callisto in the Jovian Shadow, Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2014 meeting, 2014.07.28.
8. S. Takehiro, Y. Sasaki, Y.O. Takahashi, 中島 健介, Y.-Y. Hayashi, K. Kuramoto, Diversity of atmospheric circulation of synchronously rotating Jovian type planets, Exoplanets and Disks: Their formation and diversity II, 2013.12.11.
9. S.Noda, M.Ishiwatari, 中島 健介, Y.O.Takahashi, S.Takehiro, M.Onishi, G.L.Hashimoto, K.Kuramoto, Y.-Y. Hayashi, Atmospheric general circulations of synchronously rotating water-covered exoplanets: Dependence on planetary rotation rate, RIMS International Conference on Zonal Flows in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluids, 2013.11.07.
10. Y. Sasaki, S.Takehiro, 中島 健介, Y.-Y. Hayashi, Surface zonal flows induced by thermal convection in a rapidly rotating thin spherical shell, RIMS International Conference on Zonal Flows in Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluids, 2013.11.07.
11. 山下達也, 小高正嗣, 杉山耕一朗, 中島 健介, 石渡 正樹, 林 祥介, A 2D numerical simulation of atmoepheric convection with condensation of major component under early Mars condition, 日本地球惑星科学連合 2013 年大会, 2013.05.21.
12. S.Noda, M.Ishiwatari, 中島 健介, Y.O.Takahashi, S.Nishizawa, M.Onishi, G.L.Hashimoto, K.Kuramoto, Y.-Y. Hayashi, A numerical study on atmospheric general circulations of synchronously rotating aqua-planets: Dependence on planetary rotation rate and solar constant, 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 2013.03.21.
13. 佐々木洋平, 竹広真一, 中島 健介, 林祥介, Surface zonal flow induced by turbulent convection in rapidly rotating spherical shells, 惑星大気研究会, 2013.03.14.
14. 中島 健介, 林祥介, M.Blackburn, D.Williamson, 山田由貴子, 高橋芳幸, 竹広真一, 石渡正樹, 大淵済, Quick Summary of Aqua Planet Experiment (APE), 惑星大気研究会, 2013.03.14.
15. 杉山耕一朗, 小高正嗣, 中島 健介, 倉本圭, 林祥介, Numerical Modeling of Moist Convection in Jupiter's Atmosphere, 惑星大気研究会, 2013.03.12.
16. 竹広真一, 高橋芳幸, 杉山耕一朗, 小高正嗣, 石渡正樹, 佐々木洋平, 西澤誠也, 石岡圭一, 中島 健介, 林祥介, Construction of Hierarchical Models for the Fluid Dynamics in Earth and Planetary Sciences : DCMODEL project, Inernational Conference on Simulation and Technology (JSST 2012), 2012.09.28.
17. 佐々木洋平, 竹広真一, 中島 健介, 林祥介, Surface zonal flow induced by turbulent convection in rapidly rotating spherical shells, Inernational Conference on Simulation and Technology (JSST 2012), 2012.09.28.
18. 佐々木洋平, 竹広真一, 西澤誠也, 中島 健介, 林祥介, Effects of latitudinally heterogeneous buoyancy flux conditions at the inner boundary on MHD dynamos in a rotating spherical shell., The 13th Symposium of SEDI, Study of the Earth's Deep Interior, 2012.07.03.
19. 佐々木洋平, 竹広真一, 中島 健介, 林祥介, Development of an anelastic convection model in rotating spherical shells for stars, gas and icy giant planets., The 13th Symposium of SEDI, Study of the Earth's Deep Interior, 2012.07.03.
20. 中島 健介, S.Noda, M.Ishiwatari, Y.O.Takahashi, S. Takehiro, Y. Morikawa, S.Nishizawa, Y.-Y. Hayashi, Atmospheric general circulation of synchronously rotating terrestrial planets: Dependence on planetary rotation rate, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets (2012), 2012.06.27.
21. Numerical experiments on large-scale organization of cloud convection.
22. Observation of Jupiter's atmosphere using TOPS.
23. Observation of Jupiter's atmosphere using TOPS.
24. Observation of Jupiter's atmosphere using TOPS.
25. Observation of Jupiter's atmosphere using TOPS.
26. Observation of Jupiter's atmosphere using TOPS.
27. Development of a numerical model for Jovian cloud convection including H2O, NH3, and NH4SH clouds.
28. The Effect of Vertical Wind Shear on Vortex Formation in Cooling Region.
29. TOPS, the telescopic observatiry for planets on Small satellites.
30. Issues on the "convective clouds" in Titan's atmosphere.
31. Numerical modeling of cloud convection in Titan's atmosphere.
32. Numerical Modeling Of Moist Convection In Jupiter's Atmosphere With H2O, NH3, And NH4SH Clouds,.
33. Numerical experiments on large-scale organization of cloud convection.
34. Numerical experiments on large-scale organization of cloud convection.
35. Development of a numerical model for Martian cloud convection considering the condensation of major constituent.
36. Development of a numerical model for Jovian cloud convection including H2O, NH3, and NH4SH clouds.
37. Spontaneous organization of cloud convection : CISK or CIFK?.
38. Numerical experiments on large-scale organization of cloud convection.
39. Development of a numerical model for Martian cloud convection considering the condensation of major constituent.
40. Development of a numerical model for Jovian cloud convection including H2O, NH3, and NH4SH clouds.
41. Clouds in planetary atmospheres --- self organization through irreversible processes.
42. Meteorology and Oceanography of extrasolar planets.
43. A resolution dependence of equatorial precipitation activities represented in a general circulation model.
44. Numerical Modeling of Cloud Convection With High Condensation Threshold: Implication to Methane Convetive Clouds in Titan's Atmosphere.
45. Current understandings on the dynamics of Jovian atmosphere.
46. Numerical Modeling of Cloud Convection With High Condensation Threshold: Implication to Methane Convetive Clouds in Titan's Atmosphere.
47. The atmospheric circulation of Extra solar planets:
What is required for its prediction?

2004 Joint meeting for Earth and Planetary Sicence
K.Nakajima.
48. Influence of vertical wind shear on the initial vortex formation of tropical cyclone.
Other Research Activities
  • 2015.03, Excellent Reviewers for 2014 of "Earth, Planets and Space ".
Educational
Other Educational Activities
  • 2003.08.