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Tectonics and volcanism in central Japan


June 20th - July 1st 2018, dates to be confirmed

Responsable de l'activité

Luca Caricchi


Prof. Luca Caricchi, UNIGE Mme Eva Hartung, UNIGE


Prof. Luca Caricchi, UNIGE Mme Eva Hartung, UNIGE Prof. Simon Wallis, University of Tokyo Prof. Satoru Harayama, Shinshu University


Central Japan is not only one of the best places to study active volcanism but is also one of the mountain ranges with the highest rock-uplift rate on Earth (5-7 mm/year). Thanks to this we will be able to visit the youngest exposed plutons on Earth (Takidani-Kurobegawa, Hida Mts; Harayama, 1992; Yamada et al., 2013). We will start with the visit of two emblematic active volcanoes Mt Fuji and Mt Asama. We will then move for a 5-6 days visit to the exposed plutons in the Hida Mountains. The data collected during the PhD of Eva Hartung demonstrate that these were not only plutons but are effectively fossilised magma chamber that fed large volcanic eruptions (Hartung et al., 2017). The last two days of fieldwork will focus on the deposits of such large eruptions. Miss Hartung has been working in Japan for the last 3 years, Prof. Caricchi has been working in Japan more or less continuously since 2011, and we are in contact with the experts of the region. We have now large geochemical and structural datasets that will use to complement the field experience of the students.


Central Japan (Tokyo to Takayama)



Deadline for registration 20.03.2018
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