MAENO, Fukashi

Associate Professor
Earthquake Research Institute

Office: Earthquake Research Institute-2-505
TEL: +81-3-5841-4779
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Research Field

Volcanology, Geology and petrology of volcanoes

Current Research

Products of volcanic eruptions (pyroclasts and lavas) record complex physicochemical processes of magma ascent, ejection, and deposition. They are important clues to understand nature and dynamics of volcanic eruptions and resultant hazards. We are interested in physical and chemical parameters controlling eruption styles and their evolution, transport and sedimentation processes in volcanic plumes and flows, quantification of eruption phenomena using field data and models, and reconstruction of past eruptive events and disasters. We approach based on field survey, laboratory work, image/numerical analysis, etc. Not only recent eruptions but also large-scale caldera-forming eruptions that can cause significant impacts on human and environment are also our interests.

Representative Publications

1. Maeno, F., Nakada, S. and Kaneko, T., Morphological evolution of a new volcanic islet sustained by compound lava flows. Geology, 44, 259-262, doi:10.1130/G37461.1, 2016.
2. Maeno, F., Nakada, S., Oikawa, T., Yoshimoto, M., Komori, J., Ishizuka, Y., Takeshita, Y., Shimano, T., Kaneko, T. and Nagai, M., Reconstruction of a phreatic eruption on 27 September 2014 at Ontake volcano, central Japan, based on proximal pyroclastic density current and fallout deposits. Earth Planets and Space, 68, 82, doi:10.1186/s40623-016-0449-6, 2016.
3. Maeno, F., Nagai, M, Nakada, S., Burden, R., Engwell, S., Suzuki, Y. and Kaneko, T., Constraining tephra dispersion and deposition from three subplinian explosions at Shinmoedake volcano, Kyushu, Japan, 2011. Bulletin of Volcanology, 76, 823, doi:10.1007/s00445-014-0823-9, 2014.