Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[U-08] Developing the Future Plan and Road Map for Earth and Planetary Science Research

Mon. May 21, 2018 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall7, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ryoichi Fujii(Research Organization of Information and Systems), Shigeko Haruyama(Department of Environmental Science, Graduate School of Bioresouces,Mie University), Eiichi Tajika(東京大学大学院理学系研究科地球惑星科学専攻, 共同), Hodaka Kawahata(Atmosphere Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo)

[U08-P06] Innovative 4D imaging of subduction-zones through real-time observatories, ultra-deep drilling and high-pressure experiments

*Naoshi Hirata1, Masataka Kinoshita1, Masanao Shinohara1, Harue Masuda3, Natsue Abe2, Katsuyoshi Michibayashi4, Ikuo Katayama5, Kohtaro Ujiie6, Kentaro Omura11, Osamu Fujiwara7, Fumio Inagaki2, Yuki Morono2, Tetsuo Irifune8, Hiroyuki Kagi9, Hiroshi Nishi10, Teruyuki Kato1, Keisuke Ariyoshi2, Kazushige Obara1 (1.ERI, Univ. Tokyo, 2.JAMSTEC, 3.Osaka City Univ., 4.Shizuoka Univ., 5.Hiroshima Univ., 6.Tsukubai Univ., 7.AIST, 8.Ehime Univ., 9.EPS, Univ. Tokyo, 10.Tohoku Univ., 11.NIED)

Keywords:Seafloor cable network, Ultra-deep drilling, Ultra-high pressure experiments, GNSS buoy, Subduction zone, Mantle rheology

In 2017, we submitted a proposal for the Masterplan for Advancing Major Academic Research, entitled “Earthquake and volcanic eruption prediction science through integrated onland, seafloor and ocean drilling observations -Challenge of the spatio-temporal informatics in subduction zones-“, to the Science Council of Japan. Here, we integrate this plan with the ocean-buoy GNSS observatory project and high-pressure (down to the mantle) experiments project to create a high-precision, time-lapse imaging around the subduction zones, in order to delineate the earthquake and volcanic eruption scenarios and eventually to predict the far fate of the Earth and ocean.

For this purpose, we propose to construct a real-time observatory network for earthquake and crustal deformation monitoring through seafloor cables and GNSS buoys. We also propose to obtain (and try to reproduce) the state and property around the subduction zones and in the mantle, by means of ultra-deep drilling and ultra-high pressure experiments. We are extremely interested in the mantle rheology, which is primarily controlled by the thermal structure and the abundance in volatiles (e.g. water), which we believe is only possible by integration of geophysical observation and by ground-truthing, insitu experiments.