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last modified:2018/02/18

Professor UMINO Susumu

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Faculty, Affiliation

Faculty of Natural System, Institute of Science and Engineering

College and School Educational Field

Division of Natural Sciences, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology
Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology


Department of Earth Sciences TEL:076-264-6522 FAX:076-264-6545

Academic Background

【Academic background(Doctoral/Master's Degree)】
The University of Tokyo Doctor Geology, PhD course 198703 Completed
The University of Tokyo Master Geology, Master course 198303 Completed
【Academic background(Bachelor's Degree)】
The University of Tokyo Department of Geology 198103
Doctor of Philosophy


1987-1988 Research Fellow of the Japan Science Promotion Society Faculty of Science Research Fellow(1987/04/01-1988/03/31)
1988-1992 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University Faculty of Science Assistant Professor(1988/04/01-1992/05/31)
1992-1993 Lecturer, the Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University Faculty of Science Lecturer(1992/06/01-1993/03/31)
1993-2004 Associate Professor, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University Faculty of Science Associate Professor(1993/04/01-2004/03/31)
2004-2008 Professor, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University Faculty of Science Professor(2004/04/01-2008/03/31)
2008- Professor, Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology Natural Science and Techonology(2008/04/01-)

Year & Month of Birth


Academic Society

Geological Society of Japan
Geological Society of Japan
Geological Society of Japan
Volcanological Society of Japan
Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences
American Geophysical Union



Petrology/Mineralogy/Economic geology、Geology、Solid Earth Geophysics

Speciality Keywords

Volcano, Magma, Ocean-floor Drilling, Mohole, boninite, subduction zone, mantle

Research Themes

Formation of oceanic crust

Formation of oceanic crust Mid-ocean ridge ridges are the globaly largest volcanic systems that comprise 80% of the total budget of the terrestrial volcanism. They gobern material circulations between the earth's surface and the interior via plate subduction. The world fastest spreading East Pacific Rise produces 50% of the present ocean floor, whose magma plumbing system plays the major role in the global volcanism and the material circulation. I am tackling this fast-spreading ridge system and the mechanism of ocean crust formation by using submersible dives and deep ocean drilling (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) of the present ocean floor and through field studies on ophiolites that exposes gigantic bodies of anciant oceanic crust and mantle.

Lava eruptions and lava flow emplacement

Lava eruptions and lava flow emplacement 80% of Erth's volcanic activity is concentrated in the mid-ocean ridges under deep water, and majority of eruptions of oceanic arc volcanoes take place on the seafloor. Furthermore, extraterrestrial volcanism such as on the Moon and Venus takes the form of lava extrusions. It is, therefore, essential to understand how lava-forming eruptions occur and the mechanism that governs lava flow behavior.

Evolution of juvenile island-arc volcanoes and subduction zone system


  •  Umino, S., Ishizuka, O. and Kanayama, K. Geology of the Hahajima Rettō District. Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000, Hahajima Retto. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST 2016/05
  •  Boninite and the Birth of Island Arc Asahi News Paper Pub. 2012/03
  •  Geology of The Bonin Islands --- The Origin of Boninite and Seafloor Tectonics Asakura Pub. Ltd. 4 2006/01
  •  Geology of the Chichijima Retto District  Geological Survey of Japan 1-71 2007/05
  •  Geological Map of Japan 1:200,000, Ogasawara Shoto Geological Survey of Japan 2009/10

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  •  Geology and development of the Ogasawara islands - Generation of boninite magma and island arc Natural Parks Foundation 40-41 2010/03
  •   The Hard Yards: Deep basement drilling of an in situ section of oceanic crust formed at a superfast spreading rate. Recent results from IODP Expedition 309 to Hole 1256D, Eastern Equatorial Pacific InterRidge 14 8-11 2005/10
  •  Geography and Geology of Ogasawara The Map Center 430 6-7 2008/07
  •  From ocean to ark: how is a subduction zone established? 81 8 765-771 2011/08


  •  Did boninite originate from the heterogeneous mantle with recycled ancient slab?  Umino, S., Kanayama, K., Kitamura, K., Tamura, A., Ishizuka, O., Senda, R., and Arai, S. Island Arc doi: 10.1111/iar.12221 2017
  •   Thermal and chemical evolution of the subarc mantle revealed by spinel-hosted melt inclusions in boninite from the Ogasawara (Bonin) Archipelago, Japan. Umino, S., Kitamura, K., Kanayama, K., Tamura, A., Sakamoto, N., Ishizuka, O. and Arai, S. Geology 43 151-154 2015/02
  •  Contribution of slab-derived fluid and sedimentary melt in the incipient arc magmas with development of the paleo-arc in the Oman Ophiolite. Kusano, Y., Umino, S., Shinjo, R., Ikei, A., Adachi, Y., Miyashita, S., and Arai, S. Chemical Geol. 449 206-225 2016
  •  Evidence for hydrothermal activity in the earliest stages of intraoceanic arc formation: implication to ophiolite-hosted hydrothermal activity. Ishizuka, O., Umino, S., Taylor, R.N. and Kanayama, K. Economic Geology 109 2159-2177 2014/12
  •  Shallow submarine volcano group in the early stage of island arc development: geology and petrology of small islands south off Hahajima main island, the Ogasawara Islands. Kanayama, K., Umino, S., and Ishizuka, O. JOURNAL OF ASIAN EARTH SCIENCES 85 1-25 2014/01

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  •  Evolution of volcanism and magmatism during initial arc stage: Constraints for the tectonic setting of the Oman ophiolite, Tectonic Evolution of the Oman Mountains. Kusano, Y. Hayashi, M., Adachi, Y., Umino, S. and Miyashita, S. Special Publication, Geological Society of London 329 177-193 2014/03
  •  Drilling to Earth’s mantle. Umino, S., Nealson, K. and Wood, B. Physics Today 66 8 36-41 2013/08
  •  Eocene volcanism during the incipient stage of Izu–Ogasawara Arc: Geology and petrology of the Mukojima Island Group, the Ogasawara Islands. Kanayama, K., Umino, S., and Ishizuka, O. Island Arc in press 2012/10 
  •  Emplacement mechanism of off-axis large submarine lava field from the Oman Ophiolite. Umino, S. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 117 B11210 DOI: 10.1111/iar.120 2012/11
  •  Lava accretion system around mid-ocean ridges: Volcanic stratigraphy in the Wadi Fizh area, northern Oman ophiolite. Kusano, Y., Adachi, Y., Miyashita, S. and Umino, S. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 13 Q05012, doi:10.1029/ 2012/05
  •  The timescales of subduction initiation and subsequent evolution of an oceanic island arc. Ishizuka, O., Tani, K., Reagan, M.K., Kanayama, K., Umino, S., Harigane, Y., Sakamoto, I., Miyajima, Y., Yuasa, M. and Dunkley, D.J. EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS 306 229-240 2011/05
  •  Drilling to Earth’s mantle. Umino, S. Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. A2 18 2-10 2016/02
  •  Drilling to Earth’s mantle. Kusano, Y. and Umino, S. (trans.) Parity 29 4-11 2014/05
  •  Implications of volcanic activity in the central Mariana Trough median valley, based on the deep-towed side-scan sonar imagery and manned submersible observations. Asada, M., Fujiwara, T. and Umino, S. Bull. Volcanol. Soc. Japan 57 1-18 2012/01
  •  Lava deposition history in ODP Hole 1256D: Insights from log-based volcanostratigraphy. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems Q05003, doi: 10.1029 2009GC002933 2010/05
  •  Challenging to the oceanic lower crust: results of ODP Hole 1256D (Exp. 309/312/335). Miyashita, S. and Umino, S. Chikyu Monthly 64 74-80 2014/04
  •  Determination of the volcanostratigraphy of oceanic crust formed at superfast spreading ridge: electrofacies analyses of ODP/IODP Hole 1256D. Tominaga, M., Teagle, D.A.H., Alt, J.C. and Umino, S. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems Q01003, doi:10.1029 2008GC002143 2009/01
  •  Major element composition of the Daidokutsu pumice recovered from submarine cave Daidokutsu, Ie Island Okinawa, Japan Geoscience reports of Shizuoka University 36 0 27-29 2009/10
  •  Observation of sediments in a back-arc basin spreading center of the Mariana Trough using a subbottom profiler installed on the Shinkai 6500. JAMSTEC Rep. Res. Dev. 8 29-36 2008/08
  •  Simulations of measures to control lava flows. Fujita, E., Hidaka, M., Goto, A. and Umino, S. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY doi 10.1007 s00445-008-0229-7 2008/07
  •  The origin of the sheeted dike complex at superfast spread East Pacific Rise revealed by deep ocean crust drilling at ODP Hole 1256D. Umino, S., Crispini, L., Tartarotti, P., Teagle, D.A.H., Alt, J.C., Miyashita, S., Banerjee, N.R., IODP Expedition 309 and 312 Scientific Parties Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 2007GC001760RR 2008/05
  •  Do Off-ridge Volcanoes on the East Pacific Rise Originate from the Moho Transition Zone? Susumu UMINO, Nobuo GESHI, Hidenori KUMAGAI and Kiyoyuki KISIMOTO 117 190-219 2008/03
  •  Architecture of Oceanic Crust and its Formation Process Chigaku Zasshi (Jounal of Geography) 117 1 168-189 2008/02
  •  Textural variation of Units 1256C-18 and 1256D-1 lava pond, with special reference to recrystallization of the base of Unit 1256C-18 Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results 206 2007/03
  •  Discrete plumbing systems and heterogeneous magma sources of a 24 km3 off-axis lava field on the western flank of East Pacific Rise, 14°S. Geshi, N., Umino, S., Kumagai, H., Sinton, J.M., White, S.M., Kishimoto, K. and Hilde, T.W. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 258 61-72 2007/06
  •  ODP-IODP Site 1256 (East Pacific Rise): an in-situ section of upper oceanic crust formed at a superfast spreading rate Tartarotti, P., Crispini, L. and the IODP Expeditions 309 and 312 Shipboard Scientific Parties Ofioliti 31 107-116 2006/11
  •  ODP-IODP Site 1256 (East Pacific Rise): an in-situ section of upper oceanic crust formed at a superfast spreading rate Crispini, L., Tartarotti, P. and Umino, S. Ofioliti 31 117-127 2006/11
  •  Drilling to Gabbro in Intact Ocean Crust Wilson, D.S. et al. Science 312 1016-1020 2006/05
  •  Emplacement of subaerial pahoehoe lava sheet flows into water: 1990 Kūpaianaha flow of Kilauea Volcano at Kaimū Bay, Hawai`i. Umino, S., Nonaka, M. and Kauahikaua, J. BULLETIN OF VOLCANOLOGY 69 125-139 2006/04
  •  Transition from seamount chain to intraplate volcanic ridge at the East Pacific Rise White, S.M., Umino, S. and Kumagai, H. GEOLOGY 34 293-296 2006/12
  •  Characteristics of lava flows in Fuji Volcano. 2007/03
  •  Discovery of Sediment Layer Containing Pumice Grains in Submarine Cave Sediment in Coral Reef of Okinawa Islands The Quaternary research 45 2 141-144 2006/04
  •  Formation and Evolution of Oceanic Lithosphere: New Insights on Crustal Structure and Igneous Geochemistry from ODP/IODP Sites 1256, U1309, and U1415 Ildefonse, Beno?t; Abe, Natsue; Godard, Marguerite M.; Morris, Antony; Teagle, Damon A H; Umino, Susumu Developments in Marine Geology 7 449-505 2014/01/01 
  •  Evidence for hydrothermal activity in the earliest stages of intraoceanic arc formation: Implications for ophiolite-hosted hydrothermal activity Ishizuka, Osamu; Umino, Susumu; Taylor, Rex Neil; Kanayama, Kyoko Economic Geology 109 8 2159-2177 2014/01/01 
  •  An overview of world ophiolite studies in the world by Japanese researchers (in print) Susumu Umino Journal of Geological Society of Japan 2018
  •  Characteristics of Lava flows of Fuji volcano 2007//3
  •  A submersible study of the Mariana Trough back-arc spreading center at 17°N Fujiwara, T., Umino, S., Asada, M., Koike, Y., Kanamatsu, T., Kimoto, K. and Okada, S. 8 61-73 2008/08

Conference Presentations

  • M2M MoHole ― Toward the First Mantle Drilling(conference:Fall Meeting of Japan Mineral. Petrol. Soc.)(2016/09/24)
  • From Birth to Death: Fate of The Extremely High-T Subduction Zone of The Oman Ophiolite.(conference:2016 Japan Earth Planet. Sci. Joint Meeting)(2016/05/23)
  • M2M-MoHole Project ? Mantle Quest thorough Ultradeep Ocean-floor Drilling by Chikyu. (conference:18 th Symposium on Applied Mechanics, Special Lecture)(2015/05/17)
  • The last frontier on the Earth developed by Ocean Drilling Science.(conference:60th Anniversary Symposium, Volcanological Society of Japan)(2014/11/03)
  • Fate of high-T subduction zone and the obduction of the Oman Ophiolite.(conference:Asia Oceania Geosciences Society)(2014/07/28)

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  • Prolonged vs. Failed Subduction Zone.(conference:Goldschmidt Conference)(2014/06/11)
  • Is High-Silica Boninite of Recycled Slab Origin? (conference:アジア・大洋州地球科学会)(2015/08/14)
  • Insight Into the Thermal Structure of the Upper Oceanic Crust Using Crystal-size Geothermometer - Method. (conference:Asia Oceania Geosciences Society - American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly)(2012/08/17)

Arts and Fieldwork


Theme to the desired joint research

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research


Classes (Bachelors)

○Treatment of Geological Materials(2017)
○Petrological Experiments(2017)
○Practice in Geology(2017)
○Geological Filed Trip 2(2017)
○Practice in Geology(2017)
○Earth Sciences 2(2017)
○Advanced Petrology(2017)
○Guide to Biology and Earth Sciences(2017)
○Methods for Geological Field Work(2017)
○Tectonics of the Earth(2017)
○Introduction to Biology, Material Engineering and Geosciences B(2017)
○Geological Field Work A(2017)
○Applied Geochemical Experiments(2017)
○Tectonics of the Earth(2016)
○Petrological Experiments(2016)
○Guide to Biology and Earth Sciences(2016)
○Applied Geochemical Experiments(2016)
○Methods for Geological Field Work(2016)
○Advanced Petrology(2016)
○Geological Filed Trip 2(2016)
○Geological Field Work A(2016)
○Earth Sciences 2(2016)
○Practice in Geology(2016)
○Treatment of Geological Materials(2016)
○Specialized Topics in Earth Sciences(2016)
○Applied Geochemical Experiments(2014)
○Applied Geochemical Experiments(2013)

Classes (Graduate Schools)

○Magmatology 1(2017)
○Evolution of the Earth B(2017)
○Evolution of the Earth A(2017)
○Special Lecture on Earth and Environmental Science(2016)
○Evolution of the Earth A(2016)
○Evolution of the Earth B(2016)
○Subseafloor Structure(2016)
○Evolution of the Earth(2014)
○Evolution of the Earth(2013)

International Project

International Students

Lecture themes

○Chikyu and MoHole
○World Natural Heritage "Ogasawara Islands

Others (Social Activities)

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