On-land geo-electromagnetic research on a subaerial sea-floor spreading center at Afar Depression in Ethiopia
Afar Depression、divergent plate boundary、sea-floor spreading、geo-electromagnetic survey、geomagnetic anomaly
Background, Purpose, and Project Achievements
At Afar Depression in Ethiopia, we can investigate the feature of a sea-floor spreading center on land. We have planed a collaborative research project among Japanese and Ethiopian researchers for geo-electromagnetic surveys at the subaerial sea-floor spreading center, including aero-geomagnetic surveys with unmanned airplanes in near future.
Aero-geomagnetic surveys with unmanned airplanes at Afar Depression for detailed mapping of geomagnetic anomalies at the sea-floor spreading center. Geo-scientific field excursions in Japan and Ethiopia as an international educational program for young geoscientists.
・Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
・I am interested in rock-magnetic and paleomagnetic information from rocks and sediments, and apply the information for revealing tectonics, formation history and process of ancient supercontinents, and paleoenvironment and its change in Earth’s surface.