Risk Evaluation and Disaster Mitigation Research Division
Inland Earthquake and Volcano Lab
Research Subject(s)
My research interests focus on physical processes governing volcanic phenomena, particularly on boundary waves in solid-fluid system and seismic wave scattering in heterogeneous volcanic environment. I have also been working on the monitoring of active volcanoes in the Tohoku region.
Key Words
Solid Earth Physics / Physical Volcanology / Volcano Seismology / Geothermal Research
Selected Works

Yamamoto, M. and H. Sato (2010). Multiple scattering and mode conversion revealed by an active seismic experiment at Asama volcano, Japan. J. Geophys. Res., 115, B07304, doi:10.1029/2009JB007109

Yamamoto, M. and H. Kawakatsu (2008). An efficient method to compute the dynamic response of a fluid-filled crack. Geophys. J. Int., 174, 1174-1186, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.03871.x

Yamamoto, M., H. Kawakatsu, S. Kaneshima, T. Mori, T. Tsutsui, Y. Sudo, and Y. Morita (1999). Detection of a crack-like conduit beneath the active crater at Aso volcano, Japan. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 3677-3680, doi: 10.1029/1999GL005395

Kawakatsu H. and M. Yamamoto (2007/2013). ‘Volcano Seismology’ in ‘Treatise on Geophysics’ (ed. H. Kanamori). Elsevier.

Selected Memberships
  • The Volcanological Society of Japan
  • The Seismological Society of Japan
  • Japan Geoscience Union
  • American Geophysical Union