Students who would like to carry out their researches at chair of Seismology and Volcanology (ISV) will belong to one of the four research laboratories: (1) Seismological Observation, (2) Ocean Bottom Seismology and Tsunami, (3) Volcano Physics, or (4) Subsurface Structure. As these laboratories are collaborating closely, students will be provided a wide range of research opportunity as well as deep knowledge on their research interests. We believe this is a very important circumstance for bringing up active and productive researchers with a wealth of idea.

Research at chair of Seismology and Volcanology

When, where, why and what size of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will take place ?

While earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are often a public concern, threatening our social basis, they can also be important clues to understand the dynamics and evolution of the planet Earth. Earthquakes and volcanoes are so to say surface manifestations of the internal activity of the Earth; and thus, understanding their mechanism and processes is one of the essential issues in geosciences.

We have been investigating physical background of seismic and volcanic activities based on multi-disciplinary approach, including seismology, geodesy, geothermics, fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, geology, and so on, in collaboration with domestic and international universities and research institutes.

For students, Hokkaido provides good opportunities to apply a wide range of knowledge that you have learned, such as physics, chemistry, mathematics as well as earth science, to real earthquakes and volcanoes.

Classes for Graduate students

Course Class Teacher
Master Geophysicometry in Seismology and Volcanology MURAKAMI, Makoto, HASHIMOTO, Takeshi and TAKAHASHI, Hiroaki
Advanced Subsurface Exploration HASHIMOTO, Takeshi and MURAI, Yoshio
Prognosis of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions TANIOKA, Yuichiro and OHSHIMA, Hiromitsu
Seminar in Natural History Sciences 1 All Faculties
Research in Natural History Sciences 1 All Faculties
Doctor Seminar in Natural History Sciences 2 All Faculties
Research in Natural History Sciences 2 All Faculties

Doctoral dissertation

Year Name Title Teacher
2016 TANAKA, Ryo Temporal development of volcanic hydrothermal system during inter-eruptive stages
- Quantitative investigation by using numerical simulations -
YAMADA, Taishi A seismo-acoustic study of Vulcanian eruptions OSHIMA, Hiromitsu
2014 SABRY, Abd Allah Three dimensional resistivity study by airborne elctromagnetics - Application to GREATEM field survey data - MOGI, Toru
2012 IOKI, Kei Source process of great earthquakes along the Kurile trench estimated from tsunami waveforms and tsunami deposit data TANIOKA, Yuichiro
2010 GUSMAN, Aditya Riadi Source Process Determinations of Recent and Histrical Tsunamigenic Earthquakes using Tsunami Waveforms, Tsunami Inundation Data, Tsunami Deposits, and InSAR Data TANIOKA, Yuichiro
2008 ABE,Yuta Application of a multiply coupled Rayleigh oscillator model to seismicity simulations KASAHARA, Minoru
MACHIDA, Yuya Crustal structure of the southernmost Kuril Trench of Hokkaido, Japan, by seismic tomography and Airgun-OBS profiling TAKANAMI, Tetsuo
2007 ICHIHARA, Hiroshi Three dimensional crustal heterogeneity revealed by magnetotelluric method and its role for the generation of intraplate earthquakes MOGI, Toru
GHIMIRE, Subesh Spatio Tmporal evolution of the state of stress in the Pacific slab subductiing in Hokkaido, Japan, before and after the 2003 Tokachi Oki earthquake KASAHARA, Minoru
YAMAYA, Yusuke Three dimensional resistivity structure of Tarumai Volcano by the magnetotelluric method including the effects of regional structure MOGI, Toru
2006 SABA, Mizue Development of Geothermal Field following the 2000 Eruption of Usu Volcano MOGI, Toru
OKADA, Jun Coincidental Subsidence During Magmatic Intrusion - A Case Study of Dacite Cryptodome Formation of Mt. Usu KASAHARA, Minoru
2005 MIYAGI, Yosuke Rapid inflation at Okmok volcano, Alaska, detected by GPS campaigns 2000-2003 and its source model KASAHARA, Minoru
ASAI, Yasuhiro Study on the Mechanism of Co-seismic Groundwater Level KASAHARA, Minoru
HOSINO, Makoto Self adaptive mesh refinement for the travel time tomography OKADA, Hiromu
2004 TOYA, Yuzo Robust and Exploratory Analysis of Active Mesoscale Tectonic Zones in Japan Utilizing the Nationwide GPS Arrey KASAHARA, Minoru
2003 FUNJA, Waithaka Edward Study on recent crustal movement of East African Rift System using GPS measurements KASAHARA, Minoru
2002 HATANAKA, Yuki Study on Optimal Analysis Strategy of Dense GPS Networks KASAHARA, Minoru
2000 SAITO, Matsuhiko Bouguer anomaly and 3-D crustal modeling of the whole Peruvian Andes using the completely revised gravity data KASAHARA, Minoru