JpGU Fellowship

Yoshio Fukao


for outstanding contributions to seismology, in particular to understanding earthquake source processes, seismic tomography and the theory of the free oscillation of the Earth.

A list of five major papers

  1. Fukao, Y., 1979, Tsunami earthquakes and subduction processes near deep-sea trenches, J. Geophys. Res., 2303-2314.
  2. Fukao, Y., 1984, Evidence from core-reflected shear waves for anisotropy in the Earth’s mantle, Nature, 309, 695-698.
  3. Fukao, Y., M. Obayashi, H. Inoue, M. Nenbai, 1992, Subducting slabs stagnant in the mantle transition zone, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 4809-4822.
  4. Suda, N., K. Nawa, Y. Fukao, 1998, Earth’s background free oscillations, Science, 279, 2089-2091.
  5. Fukao, Y., K. Nishida, N. Suda, K. Nawa, N. Kobayashi, 2002, A theory of the Earth’s background free oscillation, J. Geophys. Res., 107, doi:10.1029/2001JB000153.


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