Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[EE] Evening Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT24] Probing the Earth's interior with geophysical observation on seafloor

Tue. May 22, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Daisuke Suetsugu(Department of Deep Earth Structure and Dynamics Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Guilhem BARRUOL(CNRS, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France), Hitoshi Kawakatsu(東京大学地震研究所, 共同), Douglas Wiens(Washington University in St Louis)

[SIT24-P02] The initial report of the electromagnetic observation on the seafloor in the Ontong Java Plateau

*Noriko Tada1, Kiyoshi Baba2, Hiroshi Ichihara3, Toyonobu Ota4, Takumi Kobayashi5, Hisashi Utada2, Daisuke Suetsugu1 (1.Department of Deep Earth Structure and Dynamics Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2.Earthquake Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 3.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University, 4.TIERRA TECNICA Ltd., 5.Graduate School of Science, Kobe University)

Keywords:Ontong Java Plateau, Electromagnetic observation on the seafloor, OBEM (Ocean bottom electromagnetometer), Electrical resistivity structure

We conducted electromagnetic (EM) observation on the seafloor around the Ontong Java Plateau (OJP) to determine the underlying crust and upper mantle structure beneath the OJP. We deployed 20 ocean bottom electromagnetometers (OBEMs) in late 2014 to early 2015 and recovered all of them in early 2017. While five of all OBEMs recorded two components of electric fields and three components of magnetic field every 60 seconds, the rest of them acquired them every 10 seconds for the first two months and then every 60 seconds for the remainder of the observation period. The shorter sampling rate data were recorded to obtain shallower structure beneath the seafloor. High quality time series of EM fields were obtained for more than one year at all sites. Preliminary results of analyses for electrical resistivity distribution will be shown in the presentation.