Erosion and Sediment Control
Research Group
Volcano and Debris Flow
Research Team
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Recently, debris flows caused by volcanic eruptions or landslide dams induced by a heavy rainfall or an earthquake result in a great deal of serious damage to many people.
Furthermore, under the growing impacts of volcanic and seismic activities or global warming, relating large scale sediment disasters, such as debris flows, is a matter of concern. In order to manage the risk of the extraordinary debris flows, it is necessary to revise the existing tools to predict a scale, place and time of debris flow occurrence because of its extraordinariness.
Volcano and Debris Flow Research team aims at developing tools to predict scale, place and time of the extraordinary debris flows and new techniques for emergency surveys.
Research Overview
 Research on estimation technology of potential areas affected by sediment movement based on monitoring
Research Staff
【Team Leader】 Yasuo ISHII
【Chief Researcher】 Kenji Miwa
【Deputy Team Leader】 Yoji CHIDA
【Senior Researcher】 Shin-ichiro HAYASHI
【Senior Researcher】 Ryo HIRATA
【Researcher】 Nagazumi TAKEZAWA
【Researcher】 Yusuke YAMAZAKI
【Researcher】 Marino HIRAOKA
【Collaborating Researcher】 Norihisa SOMEYA
【Collaborating Researcher】 Sakiko TETSUKA
【Collaborating Researcher】 Nozomi YAMAMOTO

Recent in Research Activities
Survey of infiltration capacity in Shinmoedake Survey of damaged sabo dam in Ayabe city, Kyoto prefecture

Survey of driftwood in Asakura city, Fukuoka prefecture Experiment using the large soilbags model

Outreach Activities, etc.
   Explanation about countermeasure against driftwood for students of Kobe Univ.  July 2019 Public disclosure at the science and technology week
April 2019

Erosion and Sediment Control Research Group, Volcano and Debris Flow Research Team
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