CHIGIRA Masahiro

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CHIGIRA Masahiro
Kyoto University
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Division of Geo-Disaster
Doctor of Science(The University of Tokyo)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Central Research Institute of Electric Power Inductry, Researcher


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

Published Papers

Buckling deformations at the 2017 Xinmo landslide site and nearby slopes, Maoxian, Sichuan, China.
CHIGIRA Masahiro,Zhao,S., Wu,X.
Engineering Geology   256 187-197   2018   [Refereed]
Flexural toppling as a causal factor of the rain-induced slope failure in 2016, Hsinchu Prefecture,Taiwan
CHIGIRA Masahiro,Tsou,C.Y., Lin,H.H., Huang,W.K.
Journal of the Japan Landslide Society   55 39-45   2018   [Refereed]
Topographic and geologic controls on landslides induced by the 2015 Gorkha earthquake and its aftershocks: an example from the Trishuli Valley, central Nepal
CHIGIRA Masahiro,Tsou, C.Y., Higaki,G., Sato,H.P., Wakai,A., Dangol,V.,Amatya,S.C.,Yatagai,A.
Landslides   15 953-965   2018   [Refereed]
Rain-induced deep-seated catastrophic rockslides controlled by a thrust fault and river incision in an accretionary complex in the Shimanto Belt, Japan.
CHIGIRA Masahiro,Arai,N.
Island Arc   27 1-17   2018   [Refereed]
Coupling fluvial processes and landslide distribution toward geomorphological hazard assessment: a case study in a transient landscape in Japan
Tsou Ching-Ying,Chigira Masahiro,Matsushi Yuki,Hiraishi Narumi,Arai Noriyuki
Landslides   6(14) 1901-1914   Dec 2017   [Refereed]


Kohei Higuchi, Masahiro Chigira, Der Her Lee, Jian Hong Wu
Journal of Hydrologic Engineering   20    Jan 2015
© 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers. Barren badlands lacking vegetation and consisting of sharp-edged ridges and v-shaped gullies are widely formed by rapid incision on silt-clay fine sediments, especially in weakly consolidated mudstones a...
日本地球惑星科学連合ニュースレター   11(1) 10-12   2015
Ching Ying Tsou, Masahiro Chigira, Yuki Matsushi, Su Chin Chen
Geomorphology   226 175-192   Dec 2014
Hillslope processes, which are affected by long-term river incision, give rise to the risk of landsliding in active orogens. We studied the river incision history and the subsequent response of rock slopes in the upstream Dahan River catchment, no...
Xin Liao, Xin Liao, Masahiro Chigira, Yuki Matsushi, Xiyong Wu, Xiyong Wu
Applied Geochemistry   51 65-78   Dec 2014
© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. This paper summarizes the results of a flow-through experiment of our own design intended to investigate the water-rock interactions between pyrite embedded in black shale and dissolved oxygen in pore water. Deionized water in...
YanLi Hou, Masahiro Chigira, Ching Ying Tsou
Engineering Geology   179 59-75   Sep 2014
Based on numerical simulation, this study investigates the triggering factors and evolution of deep-seated gravitational deformation in a dip-slope consisting of a shale-dominated sequence of sediments. Results from continuum-based (finite differe...

Books etc

Geology and geohazards
CHIGIRA Masahiro
Kinmiraisha   May 2016   
Geology of Japan
Geological Society, London   2016   
Landslides induced by the Wenchuan earthquake
Chigira, M., Wang, G., Wu, S.
Prediction of Catastrophic Large Landslide Sites and Estimation of Shallow Landslide Hazards Induced by Rainstorms -From the Experiences of Recent Landslide Hazards in Japan
Disaster Mitigation of Debris Flows, Slope Failures, and Landslides Vol.1, pp.73-80   2006   
The Effects of environmental changes On Weathering, Gravitational Rock Deformation, and Landslides
Chigira, Masahiro
In Sidle, R.C. ed. Environmental change and geomorphic hazards in forests. CABI Publishing, New York pp.101-122   2002   

Conference Activities & Talks

Detection of landslide surface deformation in Min Jiang watershed, China using PALSAR-2 InSAR image
Sato,H., CHIGIRA Masahiro
日本地球惑星科学連合2018年大会   May 2018   
Geomorphological and Geological characteristics of large catastrophic ancient landslides along Minjiang River in Diexi, Western Sichuan,China
Zhao,S., CHIGIRA Masahiro
京都大学防災研究所研究発表講演会   Feb 2018   
The response of catastrophic landslides to fluvial incision in the upstream of Minjiang River, Western Sichuan, China
Zhao,S., CHIGIRA Masahiro
4th Slope Tectonics Conference   14 Oct 2017   
Gravitational alope deformation and its transformation into catastrophic landslides during earthquakes in a slate area
4th Slope Tectonics Conference   14 Oct 2017   
Couoling fluvial processes and landslide distribution toward gemorphplogical hazard assessment: a case study in a transient landscape in Japan
Tsou,C.Y., CHIGIRA Masahiro, MATSUSHI Yuki, HIRATA Yasuto, ARAI Noriyuki
4th Slope Tectonics Conference 2017   14 Oct 2017   


Geological and geomorphological characteristics of large landslides
1998 - 1999

Research Grants & Projects

Study on Gravitational Deformation of a Mountain
Study on Rock Weathering and Landslide
Prediction of landslides