Dr. Nakao, Atsushi

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Dr. Nakao, Atsushi

Postdoctoral Fellow

I obtained my Ph.D. at Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2017. My research interest is plate tectonics, fluid/melt migration in subduction zones, mantle geochemical evolution, and seismic sources. I am working on these themes by conducting numerical simulations of mantle dynamics.

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Selected Publications

  1. Nakao, A., Iwamori, H., Nakakuki, T., Suzuki, Y. J., and Nakamura, H. (2018) Roles of hydrous lithospheric mantle in deep water transportation and subduction dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 5336-5343.
  2. Nishizawa, T., Nakamura, H., Churikova, T., Gordeychik, B., Ishizuka, O., Haraguchi, S., Miyazaki, T., Vaglarov, B. S., Chang, Q., Hamada, M., Kimura, J.-I., Ueki, K., Toyama, C., Nakao, A., and Iwamori, H. (2017) Genesis of ultra-high-Ni olivine in high-Mg andesite lava triggered by seamount subduction. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 11515.
  3. Endo, S., Nakao, A., Hirano, S., and Yagi, Y. (2017) The 2013 Sea of Okhotsk deep earthquake: A complex rupture within the Ringwoodite stability zone. Earth Evolution Sciences, 11, 23-30.
  4. Nakao, A., Iwamori, H., and Nakakuki, T. (2016) Effects of water transportation on subduction dynamics: Roles of viscosity and density reduction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 454, 178-191.
  5. Yagi, Y, Nakao, A., and Kasahara, A. (2012) Smooth and rapid slip near the Japan Trench during the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake revealed by a hybrid back-projection method. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 355, 94-101.