Name: MORITA, Yuichi
Division/Center: Coordination Center for Prediction Research of Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions
Research Area: Volcanology

Last Update 05/10 2014


My scientific interest is to reveal phenomena relating to volcanic activities and eruptions using comprehensive analysis of various kinds of geophysical observations, and to apply the above results to prediction of volcanic eruptions. Especially, I am much interested in mechanism of magma storage and its migration like dike intrusion process. Recently, I am concentrated in the relation between seismicity around volcanoes and behavior of volatile components.


森田裕一・浜口博之, 火山体構造探査のための高精度小型ロガーの開発, 火山, 41, 127--139, 1996.

Hayashi, Y. and Y. Morita, An image of a magma intrusion process inferred from precise hypocentral migrations of the earthquake swarm east off the Izu peninsula, Geophys. J. Int., 153, 1, 159--174, 2003.

Morita, Y., S. Nakao, Y. Hayashi, A quantitative approach to the dike intrusion process inferred from a joint analysis of geodetic and seismological data for the 1998 earthquake swarm off the east coast of Izu Peninsula, J. Geophys. Res., 111, doi:10.102, , 2006.

S. Nakao, Y. Morita, H. Yakiwara, J. Oikawa, H. Ueda, H. Takahashi, Y. Ohta, T. Matsushima, and M. Iguchi, Volume change of the magma reservoir relating to the 2011 Kirishima Shinmoe-dake eruption―Charging, discharging and recharging process inferred from GPS measurements , Earth Planets Space, 65, 6, 505--515, 2013.