Name: Baba, Kiyoshi
Position:Assistant Professor
Division/Center: Ocean Hemisphere Research Center
Research Area: marine electromagnetism

Last Update 11/04 2017


Study of mantle dynamics based on electrical conductivity structure


Baba, K. and N. Seama, A new technique for the incorporation of seafloor topography in electromagnetic modeling, Geophys. J. Int., 150, 392--402, 2002.

Baba, K., Electrical structure in marine tectonic settings, Surveys in Geophysics, 26, 6, 701--731, 2005.

Baba, K. and A. D. Chave, Correction of seafloor magnetotelluric data for topographic effects during inversion, J. Geophys. Res., 110, B12105, doi:10.1029/2004JB003463, , 2005.

Baba, K., P. Tarits, A. D. Chave, R. L. Evans, G. Hirth, and R. L. Mackie, Electrical structure beneath the northern MELT line on the East Pacific Rise at 15°Ž45°žS, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, 22, doi:10.1029/2006GL027528, , 2006.

Baba, K., A. D. Chave, R. L. Evans, G. Hirth, and R. L. Mackie, Mantle dynamics beneath the East Pacific Rise at 17°ŽS: Insights from the Mantle Electromagnetic and Tomography (MELT) experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 111, B02101, doi:10.1029/2004JB003598, , 2006.

Baba, K., Utada, H., Goto, T., Kasaya, T., Shimizu, T., and Tada, N., Electrical conductivity imaging of the Philippine Sea upper mantle using seafloor magnetotelluric data, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 183, 44--62, 2010.

Baba, K., Tada, N., Utada, H., and Siripunvaraporn, W., Practical incorporation of local and regional topography in three-dimensional inversion of deep ocean magnetotelluric data, Geophys. J. Int., 194, 348--361, 2013.

Baba, K, N. Tada, L. Zhang, P. Liang, H. Shimizu, and H. Utada, Is the electrical conductivity of the northwestern Pacific upper mantle normal?, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 14, 12, doi: 10.1002/2013GC004997, 4969--4979, 2013.

Baba, K., J. Chen, M. Sommer, H. Utada, W. H. Geissler, W. Jokat, and M. Jegen, Marine magnetotellurics imaged no distinct plume beneath the Tristan da Cunha hotspot in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Tectonophysics, 716, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.09.033, 52--63, 2017.

Baba, K., N. Tada, T. Matsuno, P. Liang, R. Li, L. Zhang, H. Shimizu, N. Abe, N. Hirano, M. Ichiki, and H. Utada, Electrical conductivity of old oceanic mantle in the northwestern Pacific I: 1-D profiles suggesting differences in thermal structure not predictable from a plate cooling model, Earth Planets Space, 69, doi:10.1186/s40623-017-0697-0, , 2017.

Baba, K., W. Siripunvaraporn, and U. Weckmann, Preface to the special issue on °»The 23rd Electromagnetic Induction Workshop, Chiang Mai, Thailand°…, Surveys in Geophysics, doi:10.1007/s10712-017-9430-6., , 2017.