A total station plan combined with "D/V Chikyu" and DONET:Simultaneous observation from seafloor to atmosphere

Keisuke Ariyoshi, Shuhei Nishida, Yuya Machida, Takeshi Iinuma, Kan Aoike, Hiroshi Uchida, Akira Nagano, Takuya Hasegawa, Mikiko Fujita, Toru Miyama, Yasumasa Miyazawa, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Masahide Wakita, Akiko To, Tatsu Kuwatani, Kaoru Ichikawa

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DONET (Dense Oceanfloor Network system for Earthquakes and Tsunamis) has been developed and installed around Nankai Trough, which is motivated by the 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake. DONET contains pressure gauges as well as seismometers, which is expected to detect crustal deformations driven by peeling off subduction plate coupling process. From our simulation results, leveling changes are different sense among at the DONET points even in the same science node. On the other hand, oceanic fluctuations such as melting ice masses through the global warming has so large scale as to cause ocean bottom pressure change coherently for all of DONET points especially in the same node. This difference suggests the possibility of extracting crustal deformations component from ocean bottom pressure data by differential of stacking data. However, this operation cannot be applied to local-scale fluctuations related to ocean mesoscale eddies and current fluctuations, which affect ocean bottom pressure through water density changes in the water column (from the sea surface to the bottom). Recently, Kuroshio current path has been changed drastically, which significantly affect ocean bottom pressures at DONET station points. Therefore, we need integral analysis by combining seismology, ocean physics and tsunami engineering so as to decompose into crustal deformation, oceanic fluctuations and instrumental drift, which will bring about high precision data enough to find geophysical phenomena. Since DONET has been and will be connected to long-term borehole observatories constructed in the Nankai Trough under the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) by using the deep-sea drilling vessel Chikyu, we have to discuss the best way to do simultaneous observation from seafloor to atmosphere by taking advantage of this chance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538616543
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2018
Event2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: May 28 2018May 31 2018

Publication series

Name2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018


Other2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans, OCEANS - Kobe 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Oceanography
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Instrumentation


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