JpGU Fellowship

Toshihiko Shimamoto


Fr outstanding contributions to fault and earthquake mechanics, in particular the experimental clarification of faulting at seismic slip rates

A list of five major papers

1) Shimamoto, T. (1986) Transition between frictional slip and ductile flow for halite shear zones at room temperature. Science, 231, 771–714. (133)

2) Tsutsumi, A. and Shimamoto, T. (1997) High-velocity frictional properties of gabbro. Geophysical Research Letters, 24, 699–702. (259)

3) Hirose, T. and Shimamoto, T. (2005) Growth of molten zone as a mechanism of slip weakening of simulated faults in gabbro during frictional melting. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, B05202, doi:10.1029/2004JB003207. (215)

4) Wibberley, C. A. J. and Shimamoto, T. (2005) Earthquake slip weakening and asperities explained by thermal pressurization. Nature, 436, 689–692. (202)

5) Di Toro, G., Han, R., Hirose, T., De Paola, N., Nielsen, S., Mizoguchi, K., Ferri, F., Cocco, M. and Shimamoto, T. (2011) Fault lubrication during earthquakes. Nature, 471, 494–498. (205)


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