Name: SHIOBARA, Hajime
Position:Professor
Division/Center: Ocean Hemisphere Research Center
Research Area: Ocean floor seismology

Last Update 01/18 2016

Research:

* Establishment of broadband ocean floor seismology.
* Development of instruments for ocean floor solid earth physics.
* Broadband ocean floor seismic observation in French Polynesia.
* BBOBS array observation to investigate the stagnant slab.
* The normal mantle research project by latest BBOBS.

Publications:

S. H. Pozgay, D. A. Wiens, J. A. Conder, H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, Complex mantle flow in the Mariana subduction system: evidence from shear wave splitting, Geophys. J. Int., 170, 1, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2007.03433.x--386, 2007.

A. Afilhado, L. Matias, H. Shiobara, A. Hirn, L. Mendes-Victor and H. Shimamura, From unthinned continent to ocean: The deep structure of the West Iberia passive continental margin at 38N, Tectonophysics, 458, 9--50, 2008.

H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, K. Mochizuki, S. Oki, T. Kanazawa, Y. Fukao and K. Suyehiro, Double seismic zone in the North Mariana region revealed by long-term ocean bottom array observation, Geophys. J. Int., 183, 3, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04799.x--1469, 2010.

D. Suetsugu, T. Inoue, M. Obayashi, A. Yamada, H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, A. Ito, T. Kanazawa, H. Kawakatsu, A. Shito and Y. Fukao, Depths of the 410-km and 660-km discontinuities in and around the stagnant slab beneath the Philippine Sea: Is water stored in the stagnant slab?, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 183, 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.pepi.2010.09.004--279, 2010.

D. Suetsugu, H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, A. Ito, T. Isse, T. Kasaya, N. Tada, K. Baba, N. Abe, Y. Hamano, P. Tarits, J.-P. Barriot, and D. Reymond, TIARES ProjectTomographic investigation by seafloor array experiment for the Society hotspot, Earth Planets Space, 64, doi:10.5047/eps.2011.11.002, , 2012.

H. Shiobara, T. Kanazawa and T. Isse, New Step for Broadband Seismic Observation on the Sea Floor: BBOBS-NX, IEEE-JOE, 38, 2, doi: 10.1109/JOE.2012.2222792--405, 2013.

M. Obayashi, J. Yoshimitsu, G. Nolet, Y. Fukao, H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, H. Miyamachi, and Y. Gao, Finite frequency whole mantle P-wave tomography: Improvement of subducted slab images, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/2013GL057401, , 2013.

D. Suetsugu, and H. Shiobara, Broadband Ocean Bottom Seismology, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 42, doi: 10.1146/annurev-earth-060313-054818--43, 2014.

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M. Barklage, D. Wiens, J. A. Conder, S. P. Rawlinson, H. Shiobara, and H. Sugioka, P and S velocity tomography of the Mariana subduction system from a combined land-sea seismic deployment, G-cubed, 16, doi:10.1002/2014GC005627, , 2015.

H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, T. Isse, A. Ito, M. Shinohara, T. Kanazawa, OBSs with the self burying broadband sensor in the NOMan project and an new style OBS for the ultra-deep sea, IRIS OBSIP, OBS Workshop, Redondo Beach, CA, USA, Oct. 21-22, 2013, , 2013.