JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

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[EE] Poster

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-EM Earth's Electromagnetism

[S-EM18] [EE] General Contributions in Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Rockmagnetism

Sun. May 21, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

convener:Hirokuni Oda(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan, AIST), Nobutatsu Mochizuki(Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University), Joshua M Feinberg(University of Minnesota), Myriam Annie Claire Kars(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research)

[SEM18-P10] Paleomagnetic secular variation of 3–4 ka from lava flows around the post-caldera cones of Aso Volcano and its contribution to the volcanic stratigraphy

*Nobutatsu Mochizuki1, Yasuo Miyabuchi2, Hidetoshi Shibuya3 (1.Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence, Kumamoto University, 2.Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University, 3.Department of Earth and Enviromental Science, Kumamoto University)

Keywords:paleomagnetic secular variation, volcanic stratigraphy, Aso Volcano

We have conducted a paleomagnetic study on Holocene lava flows around the post-caldera cones of Aso Volcano, central Kyusyu, Japan. On the basis of the paleomagnetic directions, combined with geological evidences, we have refined the stratigraphic relationship of the lava flows and the distribution of them. In the previous studies, lava flows distributed around a cone (volcanic center) were described as a single geological unit corresponding to each cone. Paleomagnetic directions obtained in this study are useful to recognize temporal correlation or distinction between the studied sites. It is also noted that the paleomagnetic directions obtained from 22 sites around three cones and a scoria cone are distributed on a simple curve, which is considered to record paleomagnetic secular variation (PSV) during the period between 4 and 3 ka. This PSV curve contributes to an improved volcanic stratigraphy including temporal gaps of the order of 10–100 years.