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CWP Post-doctoral fellow
Country: Japan
E-mail: ksawazak@mines.edu


Kaoru received his Master of Science and doctorate degrees in geophysics from Tohoku University, Japan, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and is affiliated with the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED). He has been a visiting scholar at CWP from September 2011 to August 2012. During his visit at CWP, he collaborates with Prof. Roel Snieder.

His research interest lies with seismology, especially on earthquake source and earth structure revealed from seismic records. Also, he is interested in disaster prevention from large earthquake applying seismological knowledge to our society.


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Kaoru’s research field is seismology and disaster prevention from large earthquakes. He has been working on monitoring of velocity change on the ground surface and its recovery process after large earthquakes. He has also been developed simulation code to provide envelope of high-frequency seismogram on the basis of the forward scattering theory. He is currently working on detection of crustal change associated with the 2011 Tohoku earthquake using dense seismograph networks in Japan. He is also trying to detect spatio-temporal pattern of small aftershock sequence using the simulated envelope.


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