Researchers Information

Books, Original Papers & Review Papers
Center for Northeast Asian Studies
Department of Basic Studies
Division of Geochemistry
Assigned Class
Graduate School of Science
Earth Science

Associate Professor
Date of Birth
Academic Degree
Philosophy of Doctor
Research Fields
  • Geology
  • Earth astrochemistry
  • Science of rocks/minerals/ore deposits
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Research Subjects
  • New kind of volcano, petit-spot, on the Pacific Plate(2006-)
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Academic Society Membership
  • 日本地質学会
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Activity of Academic Society (Post)
  • 日本地球化学会, 広報委員(2014-)
  • 日本地質学会, 代議員(地方支部区)(2014-)
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Original Papers

Direct ascent to the surface of asthenospheric magma in a region of convex lithospheric flexure.[International Geology Review,(2017)]Yuki Sato, Naoto Hirano, Shiki Machida, Junji Yamamoto, Masao Nakanishi, Teruaki Ishii, Arashi Taki, Kazutaka Yasukawa, Yasuhiro Kato

Petit-spot as definitive evidence for partial melting in the asthenosphere caused by CO2.[Nature Communications,8,(2017),14302-]Shiki Machida, Tetsu Kogiso, Naoto Hirano

Geochemical/petrological interactions between subducting lithosphere and petit-spot magmas..[Chigaku Zasshi, Tokyo Geographical Society,126(2),(2017)]Naoto Hirano

Garnet xenocryst from petit-spot lavas as an indicator for off-axis mantle refertilization at intermediate spreading ridges.[Geology,45(12),(2017),1091-1094]L. Rochat, S. Pilet, O. Müntener, T. Duretz, L. Baumgartner, N. Abe, N. Hirano

Electrical conductivity of old oceanic mantle in the northwestern Pacific I: 1-D profiles suggesting differences in thermal structure not predictable from a plate cooling model.[Earth, Planets and Space,69,(2017),111-]Kiyoshi Baba, Noriko Tada, Tetsuo Matsuno, Pengfei Liang, Ruibai Li, Luolei Zhang, Hisayoshi Shimizu, Natsue Abe, Naoto Hirano, Masahiro Ichiki, Hisashi Utada

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Review Papers

未知のマグマ活動の成因を探る~根室半島と歯舞群島.[一般財団法人北方文化振興協会 Arctic Circle,99, (2016)]平野直人

New kind of volcano on the Earth ―Geochronological studies of neutron-irradiated lavas erupted on the sea floor―.[Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University KINKEN Research Highlights,2011, (2011), 77]Naoto Hirano

Petit-spot volcanism: a new type of volcanic zone discovered near a trench.[Geochemical Journal,45(2), (2011), 157-167]Naoto Hirano

海洋プレートの進化と海底火山を理解するためのAr–Ar年代測定.[東京大学アイソトープ総合センター アイソトープ総合センターニュース,42(1), (2011), 10-16]平野直人

New insights into the oceanic lithosphere from petit-spot volcanoes and "Super-Mohole" project.[Geological Society of Japan Journal of Geological Society of Japan,116(1), (2010), 1-12]Naoto Hirano, Natsue Abe, Junji Yamamoto, Shiki Machida

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Honours, Awards and Prizes
  • 日本岩石鉱物鉱床学会研究奨励賞(2007)
  • 日本地球化学会奨励賞(2008)
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Activity of External Organization
  • J-DESC IODP部会執行部(2013-2015)
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