Yasuto Itoh

Osaka Prefecture University

Yasuto Itoh was born in Osaka. He received his PhD degree in Kyoto University. Now, he is a professor of the Graduate School of Science of Osaka Prefecture University. He conducts wide-range research into tectonics, stratigraphy, and paleomagnetism and has published more than 100 papers in the field of back-arc opening process, deformation mode of convergent plate margins, quantitative assessment of active faults, paleoenvironment of East Asia, and geochemical modeling of burial history of sedimentary basins. His professional memberships include the American Geophysical Union, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Japan Geoscience Union, and Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology. He is also a member of the Integrated Research Project for Active Fault Systems by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan.

Yasuto Itoh

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This book deals with the evolution of active plate margins, with a focus on the Pacific NW. A multidisciplinary study aiming at the elucidation of complicated tectonic processes is based on structural geology, sedimentology, numerical modeling, and the latest methodology of geophysics. A high-resolution 3D seismic data acquisition system was developed for visualization of the shallow subsurface and has revealed recent architectures and sedimentary facies in a pull-apart basin along an arc-bisecting fault of southwest Japan. Based on this geophysical achievement, paleoenvironments during the latest Pleistocene are vividly restored by means of seismic attribute analyses. The scientific results presented here pave the way for further investigations on mobile belt frontiers where harsh conditions hinder efforts to decipher the Earth’s dynamics.

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