Meeting Young Researchers


Takeshi SAITO

Research Area:
Volcanology, Magnetic petrology
volcano, rock magnetism

Employment Experience:
APRIL 2004 -
Research fellow of Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

MARCH 2006:
Research Associate of Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

APRIL 2006 -
MARCH 2008:
Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

APRIL 2008 -:
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, International Young Researchers Empowerment Center, Shinshu University

1995-1999 :
B.Sc., Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, Kyoto University

M.Sc., Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Ph.D., Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Selected Publications:
  • Takeshi Saito, Hiroki Kamata, Naoto Ishikawa, Lithofacies and Thermoremanent Magnetism of the Ikeshiro Pyroclastic-Flow Deposit and the Ikeshiro-Hokubu Volcaniclastic Deposit in Yufu-Tsurumi Volcano Group (in Japanese with English abstract). Bull. Volcanol. Soc. Jpn. 45, 217-224, 2000.
  • Takeshi Saito, Naoto Ishikawa and Hiroki Kamata, Identification of magnetic minerals carrying NRM in pyroclastic-flow deposits. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 126, 127-142, 2003.
  • Takeshi Saito, Naoto Ishikawa and Hiroki Kamata, Iron-titanium oxide minerals in block-and-ash-flow deposits: implications for lava dome oxidation processes. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 138, 283-294, 2004.
  • Takeshi Saito, Satoshi Sakai, Isao Iizawa, Eriko Suda, Kazuhiro Umetani, Katsuya Kaneko, Yoshitsugu Furukawa and Takahiro Ohkura, A new technique of radiation thermometry using a consumer digital camcorder: observations of red glow at Aso volcano, Japan. Earth Planets Space. 57, e5-e8, 2005.
  • Takeshi Saito, Magnetic petrology: applications to volcanology (in Japanese with English abstract). Journal of Geography, Tokyo Geographical Society. 114, 296-308, 2005.
  • Takeshi Saito and Naoto Ishikawa, Magnetic petrology and its implication for magma mixing of the 1991-1995 dacite at Unzen volcano, Japan. Earth Planets Space. 59, 863-870, 2007.
  • Takeshi Saito, Naoto Ishikawa and Hiroki Kamata, Magnetic petrology of the 1991-1995 dacite lava of Unzen volcano, Japan: degree of oxidation and implications for the growth of lava domes. J. Volcanol. Geotherm. Res. 164, 268-283, 2007.
  • Takeshi Saito, Shinji Ohsawa, Takeshi Hashimoto, Akihiko Terada, Shin Yoshikawa and Takahiro Ohkura, Water, heat and chloride balances of the crater lake at Aso Volcano, Japan (in Japanese with English abstract).J. Geotherm. Res. Soc. Japan. 30, 107-120, 2008.

Research Statement

My major interests are in volcanology and magnetic petrology. My research has revolved around the Fe-Ti-O system and ranges from studies of lava dome to active volcanic lakes. My current research projects focus on the following: 1)magnetic petrology of volcanic materials aiming at quantitative understanding of eruption systems, 2)studies of volcanic lake aiming at forecasting of volcanic activity, 3)volcano monitoring using satellite images.