SUZUKI, Yujiro

Associate Professor
Earthquake Research Institute

Office: ERI Building 2-206
TEL: +81-3-5841-5680
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Research Field

Physical volcanology

Current Research

A volcanic eruption is one of the most dynamic geological phenomena which happen at the earth surface. I investigate the dynamics of volcanic dynamics and try to estimate conditions at the volcanic vent and in the magma chamber.
I focus on the following topics.
* Which parameter controls the generation of pyroclastic flows.
* How high do volcanic plumes rise up?
* How far do volcanic ashes deposit on the ground?
To understand these, I develop numerical models and perform large numerical simulations in super-computing systems.

Representative Publications

1. Suzuki, Y. J., M. Iguchi, Determination of the mass eruption rate for the 2014 Mount Kelud eruption using three-dimensional numerical simulations of volcanic plumes, J. Volcanol Geotherm. Res.,, 2019.
2. Suzuki, Y.J., Costa, A., Cerminara, M., Esposti Ongaro, T., Herzog, M., Van Eaton, A.R., Denby, L.C., Inter-comparison of three-dimensional models of volcanic plumes, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 326, 26–42, 2016.
3. Suzuki, Y.J. and Koyaguchi, T., Effects of wind on entrainment efficiency in volcanic plumes, Journal of Geophysical Research, 120, 10.1002/2015JB012208, 2015.