For outstanding contributions to analytical understandings on short-period seismic wave propagation processes in heterogeneous structures and development of estimation
methods of statistical characters of solid-earth structures.
A list of five major papers
Sato, H., M. C. Fehler, and T. Maeda, “Seismic Wave Propagation and Scattering in the Heterogeneous Earth: the Second Edition”, 1-494, Springer Verlag, Berlin Hidelberg, 2012.
Sato, H., Energy propagation including scattering effect: Single isotropic scattering approximation, J. Phys. Earth, 25, 27-41, 1977.
Sato, H., Attenuation and envelope formation of three-component seismograms of small local earthquakes in randomly inhomogeneous lithosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 89, 1221-1241, 1984.
Sato, H., Retrieval of Green’s function having coda waves from the cross-correlation function in a scattering medium illuminated by a randomly homogeneous distribution of noise sources on the basis of the first-order Born approximation, Geophys. J. Int. 180, 759–764 doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04432.x, 2010.