Matsumi Group

Atmospheric Enviroment Division, Solar-terrestrial environment laboratory, University of Nagoya



Research Interests

Solar radiation not only heats the Earthfs atmosphere, but also derives photochemical processes in the atmosphere which play essential roles in controlling the atmpsheric environment.  Chemical compounds released from the surface by natural and anthoropogenic processes change their chemical and physical forms through the photochemical reactions.  In recent years, human beings are coming up against global atmospheric changes such as stratospheric ozone depletion, global warming and increases in the concentration of tropospheric oxidants.  These changes forced by human activities are mediated through the photochemical evolution of the atmosphere as well as the transport of atmospheric species.  It is important to elucidate mechanisms which cause global atmospheric changes.  The major goal of the Division of Atmospheric Environment is to understand the physical and chemical processes closely linked to the atmospheric chenges through observation and laboratory studies on reactive gases and aerosols.  Very high-sensitive laser spectroscopy techniques such as laser-induced fluorescence and laser ionization are applied to those studies.



1.       Laboratory studies on the atmospheric reactions by using laser spectroscopic techniques



2.       Develoment of new instruments for quantitative measurements of atmospheric minor constituents in gas-phase




3.       Laboratory and field observation studies on atmospheric particulate matters




   Staff members

      Yutaka Matsumi, Prof.

      Tomoki Nakayama, Assist. Prof.


   JSPS Post-doctoral Fellow

      Julie Pearce


   Graduate students

      Tomoyuki Ide

      Erika Iwasaki

      Toshiya Kumazawa

      Yuka Miyao

      Rie Hagino

      Hitoshi Chiba

   Technical staff

      Noriji Toriyama

      Masahiro Nagatani

      Masahiro Kanada

      Hidehiko Jindo




              Link to the recent group publications




  Solar-Terrestrila Environment Laboratory(STEL), U. of Nagoya (Nagoya Main Campus)

  Mizuno Group, Atmospheric Enviroment Division of STEL (Only Japanese page is available).




 Yutaka Matsumi

  Phone: +81-(0)52-747-6412

  FAX +81-(0)52-789-5787

  E-mail: matsumi[]  (Remove brackets)

  Solar Terrestrial Environment laboratory, Nagoya University

  Chikusaku, Nagoya 464-8601, JAPAN



How to get to MATlab ?

Please notice that our laboratory is located in the main campus of U. of Nagoya.

We have moved from Toyokawa Campus in 2007 Spring.

 (STEL Integrated Research Building)