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Prof. Masahisa Yanagisawa

Prof. Emeritus Masahisa Yanagisawa, 69 years old
Research domains:
Planetary sciences & Geophysics

- 1979: Master of Science, University of Tokyo
- 1983: Ph.D. University of Tokyo.

Professional experience:
1983 - 1991: Research assistant – The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
1991 - 2002: Associate Professor – The University of Electro-Communications
2003 - 2018: Professor – The University of Electro-Communications
2019 - Present: Professor Emeritus – The University of Electro-Communications

Award, distinctions, invited presentations:
NASA Group Achievement Award to Magsat Scientific Investigation Team: 1983
as a member of the team

Selection of 7 Publications:
- Yanagisawa, M., Hasegawa, S., Shirogane, N. (1996) Momentum and angular momentum transfer in
oblique impacts: Implications for asteroid rotations, ICARUS, 123, pp.192-206. DOI:
- Yanagisawa, M., Kisaichi, N. (2002) Lightcurves of 1999 Leonid impact flashes on the moon, ICARUS,
159, pp.31-38. DOI: 10.1006/icar.2002.6931.
- Yanagisawa, M., Ohnishi, K., Takamura, Y., Masuda, H., Sakai, Y., Ida, M., Adachi, M., Ishida, M. (2006). The
first confirmed Perseid lunar impact flash, ICARUS, 182, pp.489-495. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2006.01.004.
- Yanagisawa, M., Ikegami, H., Ishida, M., Karasaki, H., Takahashi, J., Kinoshita, K., Ohnishi, K. (2008) Lunar
impact flashes by Geminid meteoroids in 2007, Meteoritics Planet. Sci. Suppl., 43, 5169.
- Yanagisawa, M. (2015) Radiative characteristics of the Chelyabinsk superbolide, Planet. Space Sci. 118,
pp.79–89. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2015.04.013
- Yanagisawa, M., Uchida, Y., Kurihara, S., Abe, A., Fuse, F., Tanaka, S., Onodera, K., Yoshida, F., Chi, H., Lin, Z.,
Lee, J., Kawamura, T., Yamada, R. (2021) Low dispersion spectra of lunar impact flashes in 2018 Geminids.
Planet. Space Sci. 195, pp.12. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2020.105131.
- Yanagisawa, M., Kakinuma, F. (2022) A low-dispersion spectral video camera for observing lunar impact
flashes. Earth, Planets and Space 74, Article number: 62, pp.22. DOI: 10.1186/s40623-022-01575-9.


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