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Hiroyuki KUROKAWA 黒川 宏之

Planetary scientist studing extrasolar planets, Mars, Earth, and Ceres.
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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow
Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2-12-1-IE-13 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
E-mail: hiro.kurokawa(at)

東京工業大学 地球生命研究所
〒152-8550 東京都目黒区大岡山2-12-1-IE-13
メール: hiro.kurokawa(at)

What's new!

  [2017.09.20] Press release of our Mars study [PR Newswire]
  [2017.09.20] 一般向け研究紹介記事を寄稿しました [academist journal]
  [2017.09.05] 研究成果のプレスリリースを行いました [東工大][日刊工業新聞][マイナビニュース][アストロアーツ]

Future schedule

  [2017.09.19-10.02] Visiting Caltech


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Submitted papers

  1. Kurokawa, H., Foriel, J., Laneuville, M., Houser, C., and Usui, T. (2017),
    Subduction and atmospheric escape of Earth's seawater constrained by hydrogen isotopes,
    submitted to Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Accepted/Published papers

  1. Kurokawa, H., Kurosawa, K., and Usui, T. (2018),
    A Lower Limit of Atmospheric Pressure on Early Mars Inferred from Nitrogen and Argon Isotopic Compositions,
    Icarus, Volume 299, 443-459. [Icarus][arXiv]

  2. Kurokawa, H., Usui, T., and Sato, M. (2016),
    Interactive Evolution of Multiple Water-Ice Reservoirs on Mars: Insights from Hydrogen Isotope Compositions,
    Geochemical Journal, Volume 50 (No. 1), 67-79. [Geohem. J.][arXiv]

  3. Kurokawa, H. and Inutsuka, S. (2015),
    On the Radius Anomaly of Hot Jupiters: Reexamination of the Possibility and Impact of Layered Convection,
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 815, ID: 78. [ApJ][arXiv]

  4. Kurokawa, H., Sato, M., Ushioda, M., Matsuyama, T., Moriwaki, R., Dohm, J. M., and Usui, T. (2014),
    Evolution of water reservoirs on Mars: Constraints from hydrogen isotopes in martian meteorites,
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 394, 179-185. [EPSL][arXiv]

  5. Kurokawa, H. and Nakamoto, T. (2014),
    Mass-loss Evolution of Close-In Exoplanets: Evaporation of Hot Jupiters and the Effect on Population,
    The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 783, ID: 54. [ApJ][arXiv]

  6. Kurokawa, H. and Kaltenegger, L. (2013),
    Atmospheric mass loss and evolution of short-period exoplanets: the examples of CoRoT-7b and Kepler-10b,
    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 433, Issue 4, 3239-3245. [MNRAS][arXiv]

  7. Kurokawa, H. and Nakamoto, T. (2012),
    Effects of Atmospheric Absorption of Incoming Radiation on Radiation Limit of the Troposphere,
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69, 403-413. [JAtS]


January 2017 -

  1. Kurokawa, H., Foriel, J., and Laneuville, M.,
    Evolution of the water cycle since the Archean as constrained by hydrogen isotopes (poster),
    Goldschmidt 2017, Paris, France (August 2017). [Abstract]

  2. Kurokawa, H., Usui, T., and Foriel, J.,
    Cycles and escape of water on Earth and Mars: implications from hydrogen isotopic compositions (invited talk),
    JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, Chiba, Japan (May 2017).

  3. 櫻庭 遥, 黒川 宏之,
    隕石重爆撃期の地球型惑星大気の進化:元素分配の寄与 (口頭講演),
    JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, Chiba, Japan (May 2017).

  4. 鈴木 智浩, 玄田 英典, 黒川 宏之, 樋口 有理可, 井田 茂,
    火星衛星の捕獲説の再検討:火星原始大気の回転の影響について (ポスター講演),
    JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017, Chiba, Japan (May 2017).

  5. Kurokawa, H., Kurosawa, K., and Usui, T.,
    Tracing the Origin and Evolution of Volatiles on Mars: Constraints from Elemental and Isotopic Compositions of Nitrogen and Noble Gases (poster),
    48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 1204, The Woodlands, Texas (March 2017). [Abstract]

  6. Usui, T., Kurokawa, H., Wang, J., Alexander, C. M. O'D., Simon, J. I., and Jones, J. H.,
    Hydrogen Isotopic Constraints on the Evolution of Surface and Subsurface Water on Mars (oral),
    48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 1278, The Woodlands, Texas (March 2017). [Abstract]
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