Kanya Kusano, Dr.

Director & Professor
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research
Nagoya University
Japan

Research Fields

  1. Prediction of Solar-Terrestrial Environmental Dynamics
  2. Onset Mechanism of Solar Flare and Coronal Mass Ejections
  3. Mechanism of Fast Magnetic Reconnection
  4. Symmetricity of Solar and Planetary Dynamos
  5. Modeling of Cloud
  6. Self-Organization in Magnetohydrodynamics

Projects

  1. Toward a unified view of the universe: from large scale structures to planets, Sub-group D: Elucidation of solar and planetary dynamics and evolution Leader
  2. Project for Solar-Terrestrial Environment Prediction (PSTEP) Leader

Recent Publications

  • A physics-based method that can predict imminent large solar flares, Kanya Kusano, Tomoya Iju, Yumi Bamba, Satoshi Inoue, Science, 2020, 369, 6503, pp.587-591. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaz2511
  • A New Parameter of the Photospheric Magnetic Field to Distinguish Eruptive-flare Producing Solar Active Regions, Lin, Pei Hsuan; Kusano, Kanya; Shiota, Daikou; Inoue, Satoshi; Leka, K. D.; Mizuno, Yuta, The Astrophysical Journal, 2020, 894, 1, id.20. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab822c
  • A Comparison of Flare Forecasting Methods. IV. Evaluating Consecutive-Day Forecasting Patterns, S.-H. Park, K. D. Leka, K. Kusano, J. Andries, G. Barnes, S. Bingham, D. S. Bloomfield, A. E. McCloskey, V. Delouille, D. Falconer, P. T. Gallagher, M. K. Georgoulis, Y. Kubo, K. Lee, S. Lee, V. Lobzin, J. Mun, S. A. Murray, T. A. M. Hamad Nageem, R. Qahwaji, M. Sharpe, R. A. Steenburgh, G. Steward, M. Terkildsen, The Astrophysical Journal, 2020, 890, 2, id.124. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab65f0
  • A Magnetohydrodynamic Relaxation Method for Non-Force-Free Magnetic Field in Magnetohydrostatic Equilibrium, T. Miyoshi, K. Kusano, S. Inoue, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 2020, 247, 1, id.6. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab64f2
  • Serial Flaring in an Active Region: Exploring Why Only One Flare Is Eruptive, Woods, M. M., Inoue, S., Harra, L. K., Matthews, S. A. and Kusano, K. , The Astrophysical Journal, 2020, 890, 1, id.84. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab6bc8
  • Onset Mechanism of M6.5 Solar Flare Observed in Active Region 12371, J. Kang, S. Inoue, K. Kusano, S.-H. Park, Y.-J. Moon, The Astrophysical Journal, 2019, 887. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab5582
  • Supergranular turbulence in the quiet Sun: Lagrangian coherent structures, A. C.-L. Chian, S. S. A. Silva, E. L. Rempel, Gošić, Milan, L. R. Bellot Rubio, K. Kusano, R. A. Miranda, I. S. Requerey, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 2019, 488, 3076-3088. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz1909
  • A Comparison of Flare Forecasting Methods. II. Benchmarks, Metrics, and Performance Results for Operational Solar Flare Forecasting Systems, K. D. Leka, S.-H. Park, K. Kusano, J. Andries, G. Barnes, S. Bingham, D. Shaun Bloomfield, A. E. McCloskey, V. Delouille, D. Falconer, P. T. Gallagher, M. K. Georgoulis, Y. Kubo, K. Lee, S. Lee, V. Lobzin, J. Mun, S. A. Murray, T. A. Hamad, R. Qahwaji, M. Sharpe, R. A. Steenburgh, G. Steward, M. Terkildsen, ApJS, 2019, 243, 36. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4365/ab2e12
  • A Comparison of Flare Forecasting Methods. III. Systematic Behaviors of Operational Solar Flare Forecasting Systems, K. D. Leka, S.-H. Park, K. Kusano, J. Andries, G. Barnes, S. Bingham, D. S. Bloomfield, A. E. McCloskey, V. Delouille, D. Falconer, P. T. Gallagher, M. K. Georgoulis, Y. Kubo, K. Lee, S. Lee, V. Lobzin, J. Mun, S. A. Murray, T. A. M. Hamad Nageem, R. Qahwaji, M. Sharpe, R. A. Steenburgh, G. Steward, M. Terkildsen, ApJS, 2019, 881, 101. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab2e11
  • Mechanism of non-steady Petschek-type reconnection with uniform resistivity, T. Shibayama, K. Kusano, T. Miyoshi, A. Bhattacharjee, Physics of Plasmas, 2019, 26, 3, id.032903 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5084771
  • Weak influence of near-surface layer on solar deep convection zone revealed by comprehensive simulation from base to surface, H. Hotta, H. Iijima, K. Kusano, Science Advances, 2019, 5, 1, eaau2307 https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau2307
  • Onset mechanism of solar eruptions, S. Inoue, Y. Bamba, K. Kusano, J. Atmos. Sol. Terr. Phys. 2018, 180, 3–8 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2017.08.035
  • A Study of Magnetic Field Characteristics of the Flaring Active Region Based on Nonlinear Force-free Field Extrapolation, J. Muhamad, K. Kusano, S. Inoue, Y. Bamba, The Astrophysical Journal, 2018, 863, 2, article id. 162. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aad181
  • The Triggering of the 2014 March 29 Filament Eruption, Woods, Magnus M.; Inoue, Satoshi; Harra, Louise K.; Matthews, Sarah A.; Kusano, Kanya; Kalmoni, Nadine M. E., The Astrophysical Journal, 2018, 860, 2, article id. 163. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aac5e1
  • Evaluation of Applicability of a Flare Trigger Model Based on a Comparison of Geometric Structures, Bamba, Yumi, and Kanya Kusano, The Astrophysical Journal, 2018, 856(1), 43. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaacd1
  • Coronal Mass Ejection Hits Mercury: A.I.K.E.F. Hybrid-Code Results Compared to MESSENGER Data, Exner, W., D. Heyner, L. Liuzzo, U. Motschmann, D. Shiota, K. Kusano, and T. Shibayama, Planetary and Space Science, 2018, 153, 89-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pss.2017.12.016
  • Formation and Dynamics of a Solar Eruptive Flux Tube, Inoue, Satoshi, Kanya Kusano, Jörg Büchner, and Jan Skála, Nature Communications, 2018, 9(1), 174. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02616-8
  • Double Arc Instability in the Solar Corona, Ishiguro, N., Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 843(2), 101. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa799b
  • Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations for Studying Solar Flare Trigger Mechanism, Muhamad, J., Kusano, K., Inoue, S., & Shiota, D., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 842(2), 86. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa750e
  • Taylor problem and onset of plasmoid instability in the Hall-magnetohydrodynamics, Vekstein, G., Kusano, K., Physics of Plasmas, 2017, 24(10), id.102116. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4996982
  • Study on Precursor Activity of the X1.6 Flare in the Great AR 12192 with SDO, IRIS, and Hinode, Bamba, Y., Lee, K.-S., Imada, S., Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 840(2), 116. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa6dfe
  • Triggering Process of the X1.0 Three-ribbon Flare in the Great Active Region NOAA 12192, Bamba, Y., Inoue, S., Kusano, K., & Shiota, D., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 838(2), 134. href=https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa6682
  • High-resolution observations of flare precursors in the low solar atmosphere, Haimin Wang, Chang Liu, Kwangsu Ahn, Yan Xu, Ju Jing, Na Deng, Nengyi Huang, Rui Liu, Kanya Kusano, Gregory D. Fleishman, Dale E. Gary & Wenda Cao, Nature Astronomy, 2017, 1, 85. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41550-017-0085
  • Simulation Study of Hemispheric Phase-Asymmetry in the Solar Cycle, Shukuya, D.; Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2017, 835, 1, 84. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/1/84
  • The Characteristics of Solar X-Class Flares and CMEs: A Paradigm for Stellar Superflares and Eruptions?, Harra, Louise K.; Schrijver, Carolus J.; Janvier, Miho; Toriumi, Shin; Hudson, Hugh; Matthews, Sarah; Woods, Magnus M.; Hara, Hirohisa; Guedel, Manuel; Kowalski, Adam; Osten, Rachel; Kusano, Kanya; Lueftinger, Theresa , Solar Physics, 2016, 291, 6, pp.1761-1782. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-016-0923-0
  • Structure and Stability of Magnetic Fields in Solar Active Region12192 Based on Nonlinear Force-Free Field Modeling, Inoue, S.; Hayashi, K.; Kusano, K., The Astrophysical Journal, 2016, 818, 2, 168, 11. https://doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/818/2/168
  • Fast magnetic reconnection supported by sporadic small-scale Petschek-type shocks, Shibayama, Takuya; Kusano, Kanya; Miyoshi, Takahiro; Nakabou, Takashi; Vekstein, Grigory, Physics of Plasmas, 2015, 22, 10, 100706. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4934652
  • Other papers: ResearchMap

Academic Society Membership

  • The Physical Society of Japan
  • The Astronomical Society of Japan
  • Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
  • The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research
  • International Astronomical Union (IAU)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Contact

e-mail nagoya-u.jp