OGUCHI Takashi

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OGUCHI Takashi
The University of Tokyo
Center for Spatial Information Science at the University of Tokyo, Division of Spatial Information Analysis, Oguchi Lab.
Job title
Vice-Director, Professor
Master of Science(The University of Tokyo), Doctor of Science(The University of Tokyo)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Director, Center for Spatial Information Science, University of Tokyo
Geoderma Regional (Elsevier), Editorial Board Member:
Professor, University of Tokyo
Open Geology Journal (Bentham Science), Editorial Board Member:
Geography Compass (Blackwell), Editorial Board Member:
Geographical Research (Blackwell), Member of International Advisory Board:
Geomorphology (Elsevier), Co-Editor-in-Chief:
Catena (Elsevier), Editorial Board Member:
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis, USA
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo


Graduate School, Division of Science, The University of Tokyo
Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

British Geomorphological Research Group  
International Association of Geomorphologists  Working group member
International Geographical Union  Commission member

Published Papers

Shallow and deep-seated landslide differentiation using Support Vector Machines: A case study of the Chuetsu area, Japan
Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences   26 227-239   2015   [Refereed]
Geomorphic imprints of repeated tsunami waves in a coastal valley in northeastern Japan
Geomorphology   242 3-10   2015   [Refereed]
Rainfall conditions, typhoon frequency, and contemporary landslide erosion in Japan
Geology   42 999-1002   2014   [Refereed]
Morphometric analysis of drainage basins in the western Arabian Peninsula using multivariate statistics.
International Journal of Geosciences
5 527-539   2014   [Refereed]
Geospatial information and environmental isotopes for hydrogeological evaluation: Ras Alam El Rum, northwestern coast of Egypt
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Natural Resources Research   23 423-445   2014   [Refereed]
An endmember optimization approach for linear spectral unmixing of fine-scale urban imagery
International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation   27B 137-146   2014   [Refereed]
Spatial correspondence of knickzones and stream confluences along bedrock rivers in Japan: Implications for hydraulic formation of knickzones
Geografiska Annaler, Series A, Physical Geography   96 9-19   2014   [Refereed]
Japan's sediment flux to the Pacific ocean revisited
Earth-Science Reviews   135 1-16   2014   [Refereed]
Anthropogenic influence on sedimentation during the last 100 years inferred from magnetic properties in the Changjiang Estuary, Chin
Environmental Earth Sciences   70 1671-1680   2013   [Refereed]
Long-term (1842–2006) morphological change and equilibrium state of the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary, China
Continental Shelf Research   56 71-81   2013   [Refereed]
Morphometric analyses of Danxia landforms in relation to bedrock geology: a case of Mt. Danxia, Guangdong Province, China
The Open Geology Journal   7 54-62   2013   [Refereed]
Land cover change on Mt Pinatubo, the Philippines, monitored using ASTER VNIR
International Journal of Remote Sensing   32 9279-9305   2011   [Refereed]
Crevasse splays and channels in the lower reaches of the Kizu River, Southern Kyoto, central Japan
Transactions Japanese Geomorphological Union   32 172-178   2011   [Refereed]
Multidisciplinary cooperation in GIS education: a case study of US colleges and universities
Journal of Geography in Higher Education   34 493-509   2010   [Refereed]
Magnetic properties of muddy sediments on the northeastern continental shelves of China: implication for provenance and transportation
Marine Geology   274 107-119   2010   [Refereed]
Discrimination in magnetic properties of different-sized sediments from the Changjiang and Huanghe Estuaries of China and its implication for provenance of sediment on the shelf
Marine Geology   260 121-129   2009   [Refereed]
Constant slope alluvial fans and source basins in Taiwan
Geology   37 787-790   2009   [Refereed]
Longitudinal and transverse profiles of hilly and mountainous watersheds in Japan
Geomorphology   111 17-26   2009   [Refereed]
Factors affecting late 20th century land use patterns in Kamakura City, Japan
Geographical Research   47 175-191   2009   [Refereed]
A GIS analysis of fluvial knickzone distribution in Japanese mountain watersheds
Geomorphology   111 27-37   2009   [Refereed]
Late Quaternary activities of the Zemuhe and Xiaojiang faults in southwest China from geomorphological mapping
Geomorphology   96 62-85   2008   [Refereed]
GIS education at geographical departments in Japanese universities in relation to the Japan Standard GIS Core Curriculum
International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education   17 298-306   2008   [Refereed]
Comparison of new and existing global digital elevation models: ASTER G-DEM and SRTM-3
Geophysical Research Letters   35    2008   [Refereed]
GIS analysis of depositional slope change at alluvial-fan toes in Japan and the American Southwest
Geomorphology   100 120-130   2008   [Refereed]
Paleohydrological implications of late Quaternary fluvial deposits in and around archaeological sites in Syria
Geomorphology   101 33-43   2008   [Refereed]
Rapid on-site topographic mapping with a handheld laser range finder for a geoarchaeological survey in Syria
Geographical Research   45 95-104   2007   [Refereed]
Channel braiding and stability of the Brahmaputra River, Bangladesh, since 1967: GIS and remote sensing analyses
Geomorphology   85(294-305)    2007
Lower limit of alluvial-fan slopes in Japan
Occasional Paper of Department of Geography Saitama University   27 36-45   2007   [Refereed]
Lower limit of alluvial-fan slopes in Japan
Occasional Paper of Department of Geography, Saitama University   27 36-45   2007
Sedimentological analysis of Tell al-'Abr deposits, Syria
Mémoires, Association pour la Promotion de l’Histoire et de l’Archéologie Orientales, Leuven   4 443-453   2006
DEM analysis on longitudinal and transverse profiles of steep mountainous watersheds
Geomorphology   78 77-89   2006   [Refereed]
DEM-based identification of fluvial knickzones and its application to Japanese mountain rivers
Geomorphology   78 90-106   2006   [Refereed]
Sedimentological analysis of Tell al-Abr deposits, Syria
Memoires Association pour la Promotion de l'Histoire et de l'Archeologie Orientales Leuven   4 443-453   2006   [Refereed]
Evaluation of gravel sphericity and roundness based on surface-area measurement with a laser scanner
Computers & Geosciences   31 735-741   2005   [Refereed]
Slope of alluvial fans in humid regions of Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines
Geomorphology   70 147-162   2005   [Refereed]
Drainage density, slope angle, and relative basin position in Japanese bare lands from high-resolution DEMs.
Geomorphology   63 159-173   2004   [Refereed]
Late Quaternary rapid talus dissection and debris-flow deposition on an alluvial fan in Syria.
Catena   55 125-140   2004   [Refereed]
Change in riverine suspended sediment concentration in central Japan in response to late 20th century human activities.
Catena   55 231-254   2004   [Refereed]
Identification of an active fault in the Japanese Alps from DEM-based hill shading.
Computers & Geosciences   29 885-891   2003   [Refereed]
Exploring the linkages between river water chemistry and watershed characteristics using GIS-based catchment and locality analyses
Regional Environmental Change   3 36-50   2002   [Refereed]
An online database of Polish towns and historical landscapes using an Internet map server
Geographia Polonica   75 109-115   2002   [Refereed]
Effects of geology on slope angles in the Southern Japanese Alps: A GIS approach
Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union   22 827-836   2001   [Refereed]
Damage and seismic intensity of the 1996 Lijiang Earthquake, China: A GIS analysis
Geographical Review of Japan   74B 187-198   2001   [Refereed]
Large-scale landforms and hillslope processes in Japan and Korea
Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union   22 321-336   2001   [Refereed]
Late Holocene slackwater deposits on the Nakagawa River, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Geomorphology   39 39-51   2001   [Refereed]
Fluvial Geomorphology and Palaeohydrology in Japan
Geomorphology   39 3-19   2001   [Refereed]
Soil erosion analysis and modelling : a review
Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union   21 413-429   2000   [Refereed]
Pollution regimes and variability in river water quality across the Humber catchment : interrogation and mapping of an extensive and highly heterogeneous spatial dataset.
The Science of the Total Environment   251-252 27-43   2000   [Refereed]
River water quality in the Humber Catchment : An introduction using GIS-based mapping and analysis
The Science of the Total Environment   251-252 9-28   2000   [Refereed]
Prehistoric occupations at Tell Kosak Shamali, the Upper Euphrates, Syria.
Akkadica   113 13-68   1999   [Refereed]
Altitudinal changes in slope angle and profile curvature in the Japan Alps : A hypothesis regarding a characteristic slope angle.
Geographical Review of Japan   72B 63-72   1999   [Refereed]
Topographic and climatic influences on population and soil in East to Southeast Asia : A GIS approach.
Geographical Review of Japan   72B 181-192   1999   [Refereed]
Acid available particulate trace metals associated with suspended sediments in the Humber rivers : a regional assessment.
Hydrological Processes   13 1117-1136   1999   [Refereed]
Occurrence of extrazonal landforms in the lowlands of western Japan and Korea
Permafrost and Periglacial Processes   9 285-294   1998   [Refereed]
Hypsometry of the Japanese Islands based on the 11.25"×7.5" digital elevation model
Bulletin of the Department of Geography, University of Tokyo   29 1-9   1997
Climatological and hydrological controls on the magnitude of post-glacial gullying in Japanese mountains
Komazawa Journal of Geography   33 145-156   1997
Late Quaternary sediment budget in alluvial-fan-source-basin systems in Japan
Journal of Quaternary Science   12 381-390   1997   [Refereed]
Drainage density and relative relief in humid steep mountains with Frequent slope failure
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms   22 107-120   1997   [Refereed]
Late Quaternary hillslope erosion rates in Japanese mountains estimated from landform classification and morphometry
Zeitsuhrift fur Geomorphologie Neue Folge Supplementary Band   106 169-181   1996   [Refereed]
River processes after rapid valley-filling due to large landslides
Goejournal   38 339-344   1996   [Refereed]
Factors affecting the magnitude of post-glacial hillslope incision in Japanese mountains
Catena   26 171-186   1996   [Refereed]
Hillslope failure and sediment yield in Japanese regions with different storm intensity
Bulletin of the Department of Geography, University of Tokyo   28 45-54   1996
A morphometric approach to post-glacial channel development in the mountains of central Japan.
Geographical Review of Japan   68B 151-165   1995   [Refereed]
Late Quaternary geomorphic development of alluvial fan-source basin systems : the Yamagata region, Japan.
Geographical Review of Japan   67B 81-100   1994   [Refereed]
Late Quaternary geomorphic development of mountain river basins based on landform classification : the Kitakami region, northeast Japan.
Bulletin of the Department of Geography, the University of Tokyo   26,15-32    1994
Analysis of relationships among alluvial an area, source basin area, basin slope, and sediment yield.
Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Neue Folge   38 405-420   1994   [Refereed]
Responses of Drainage Basins to the Pleistocene-Holocene Climatic Change : Japan and other mid-latitude regions
Bulletin of the Department of Geography, University of Tokyo   24    1992

Books etc

Effects of tsunami wave erosion on natural landscapes: Examples from the 2011 Tohoku-oki Tsunami (in: Tsunami Events and Lessons Learned; Environmental and Societal Significance. Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research)
Springer   2014   
Present research frontiers in Geomorphology. (in: Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 1)
Academic Press   2013   
Remote data in fluvial geomorphology: Characteristics and applications. (in: Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 9)
Academic Press   2013   
Digital terrain modeling. (in: Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 3)
Academic Press   2013   
Fluvial surfaces along the Khabur River near Tell Seker al-Aheimar and their palaeoenvironmental implications (in: Neolithic Archaeology in the Khabur Valley, Upper Mesopotamia and Beyond).
ex oriente e.V.   2013   
Geographical Information Systems in geomorphology. (in: The SAGE Handbook of Geomorphology)
Sage Publication   2011   
Mt. Fuji – A beautiful symmetric stratovolcano (in: Geomorphological Landscapes of the World)
Springer   2010   
Alluvial fan
Trimble, S. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Water Science. Marcel Dekker   2005   
GIS and mountain hazards. (in: Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology)
Springer-Verlag   2004   
Surficial geologic tools in fluvial geomorphology (in: Tools in Fluvial Geomorphology)
John Wiley and Sons   2003   
Geomorphological and environmental settings of Tell Kosak Shamali, Syria (in: Tell Kosak Shamali, the Archaeological Investigations on the Upper Euphrates, Syria)
Oxbow Books   2001   
Mid Holocene floods of the Syrion Euphrates inferred from "tell" sediments
Palaeohydrology and Enviromental Change, Wiley   1998   
Average erosional conditions of Japanese mountains estimated from the frequency and magnitude of landslides.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Forest Hydrology, Tokyo   1994   


Geomorphological and Geological Survey in Northwestern Syria
Geomorphological Survey in Malaysia
GIS Research in the USA
GIS Research in the UK
Environmental Research in Poland

Research Grants & Projects

Study on Fluvial Systems
Cooperative Research
Study on Andytical Methods of Spatial Information
Cooperative Research
Study on Landform Development
Cooperative Research
GIS Analysis of the Environment
Cooperative Research

Awards & Honors

Excellent Paper Award for Young Geographers (Association of Japanese Geographers)
Citation in Marquis Who's Who in the World