Associate Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering (FGEE)
Professor for Geodesy and Geophysics
Deformation of the Earth, Gravity theory/measurements.
SWJTU XIPU Campus Building 4 Room 4525
Phone (028)6636 7292
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Master Geophysics, The University of Tokyo, Japan 1978
Ph.D. Geophysics, The University of Tokyo, Japan 1982
Professor for Geodesy, The University of Tokyo, Japan 1997 – 2019.
Director of Earthquake Research Institute at the University of University of Tokyo, Japan 2005 – 2009.
Member of the Science Council of Japan 2011-2015.
Professor at the Faculty of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering at the Southwest Jiaotong University since Sept. 2019.
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I have been involved in the development and application of gravimetric methods for studying processes of earthquakes and volcanic eruption. I presented comprehensive formulae on co-seismic and post-seismic gravity changes in various media including the simplest homogeneous elastic half-space and the most sophisticated stratified spherical viscoelastic earth.
My current interests are
(1) theoretical evaluation of regional to global stress/strain field within the earth during and after great (Mw> 8) earthquakes, and
(2) numerical evaluation of hydrological effects on gravity change.
The first theme will improve our understanding on how and to what extent crustal stresses accumulate in the long geological history, which will contribute to reduction of future earthquake hazards. The second topic aims at sensing deep groundwater flow with a gravimetric method.