JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

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

[S-EM19] [JJ] Electromagnetic Induction in the Earth and Planetary Interiors, and Tectono-Electromagnetism

Mon. May 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A08 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Ken'ichi Yamazaki(Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University), Mitsuru Utsugi(Aso Volcanological Laboratory, Institute for Geothermal Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University), Chairperson:Noriko Tada(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Chairperson:Takuto Minami(Ocean Hemisphere Research Institute, Earthquake Research Institute,The University of Tokyo)

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

[SEM19-02] Sensitivity analysis of high conductivity anomalies in the upper mantle beneath the Society hotspot

*Noriko Tada1,3, Pascal Tarits2, Kiyoshi Baba3, Hisashi Utada3, Daisuke Suetsugu1 (1.Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, 2.IUEM, 3.The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:3D inversion, marine magnetotelluric method, electrical conductivity structure, mantle plume, Society hotspot

We obtained a three-dimensional (3-D) electrical conductivity image of the upper mantle around the Society hotspot in French Polynesia, and we have found four high electrical conductivity anomalies in the upper mantle. One of them has already been introduced in Tada et al. (2016), which is a distinct high electrical conductivity anomaly and may be continued from the transition zone up to at a depth of approximately 50 km below the sea level. Although the other conductive structures have not been mentioned in Tada et al. (2016), they are also distinct features. Besides, collaborating with results from seismic tomography (Isse et al., 2016; Obayashi et al., 2016), it is crucial to check sensitivity and validity of each anomaly. So, in this presentation, we will present detail procedures for obtaining the 3-D electrical conductivity structure and discuss what we really constrain in the 3-D structure.