GSJ Topics

2017

DateSubjectRelated departments at AIST
11/24 A numerical model for geochemical processes to understand the recurrence intervals of earthquakes
- Formation of extensional quartz veins potentially controls recurrence intervals of earthquakes in subduction zones -
Renewable Energy Research Center
10/31 The geological history of Japanese Islands recorded in northernmost part of the Japan Alps
-“Tomari”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
10/6 The map tells the reason why fossils of a dinosaur was found there
-“Toba”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
9/5 New method to directly assess the corrosion risk of water pipes
- Soil investigation using high-frequency AC resistivity measurement -
Research Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment
8/22 Complete revision of the Seamless Geological Map of Japan at 1:200,000
- highly detailed online geological map with a hierarchical legend system has been released -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
8/17 Moon image from TERRA/ASTER
-Terra ASTER performed a Moon and deep space observation on August 6th 2017 [JST] for radiometric calibration
Geological Survey of Japan, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Metrology Institute of Japan
8/4 The outcrop in Chiba Prefecture has been nominated for a Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP)
- “Chibanian” may be listed on the geological time scale -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
8/4 Hundred million years that have shaped today’s Kagawa Prefecture
-“Kan-onji”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
8/1 Publication of the Gravity Map of Wakayama District (Bouguer Anomalies)
- 1:200,000 Gravity Map Series, No.32 -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
8/1 Extreme hydrothermal conditions at an active plate-bounding fault
(Joint research with GNS Science, New Zealand etc.)
Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology
7/31 Novel geodynamic theory to elucidate tectonics of the Japanese islands
- the east-west contraction of Northeast Japan is caused by the movement of the Philippine Sea Plate -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
7/21 Detection of vehicles buried by a landslide using a drone with an electromagnetic (EM) sensor
- Drone EM system successfully identified the location -
Research Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment
7/11 Geological application of magnetic imaging through scanning SQUID microscope
- Estimates of past climate change and age using marine ferromanganese crust -
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation
7/7 Director General Yusaku Yano and GSJ members attended the 2nd Trilateral GeoSummit on 20 June 2017 Research Promotion Division
7/5 The shortest recurrence interval of Genroku-type great Kanto earthquakes revised from 2000 to 500 years
(Joint research with the University of Tokyo)
Research Institute of Earthquake and Volcano Geology
7/5 Quick Imaging of possibly affected areas by volcanic eruption, tsunami, etc.
-High-speed handling of elevation data on the Internet-
Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation