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Ehime University
Geodynamics Research Center, Numerial Simulations Laboratory, Geodynamics Research Center
Job title
Doctor of Science(University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Research funding number

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Professor, Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University
Sep 2007
Mar 2016
Associate Professor, Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University
Apr 2003
Aug 2007
Research Scientist, Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technologu


Apr 1995
Mar 1998
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 1993
Mar 1995
Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 1989
Mar 1993
Faculty of Science, The University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Nov 2004
Gordon Bell Award (Peak Performance)
Winner: KAGEYAMA Akira, KAMEYAMA Masanori, FUJIHARA Satoru, YOSHIDA Masaki, HYODO Mamoru, TSUDA Yoshinori

Published Papers

MIYAGOSHI Takehiro, KAMEYAMA Masanori, OGAWA Masaki
Earth, Planets and Space   70(1) 200   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Masanori Kameyama, Mayumi Yamamoto
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors   274 23-36   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Takehiro Miyagoshi, Masanori Kameyama and Masaki Ogawa
Earth, Planets and Space   69 46   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Takatoshi Yanagisawa, Masanori Kameyama, Masaki Ogawa
Geophysical Journal International   206(3) 15269-1538   Sep 2016   [Refereed]
Hiroki Ichikawa, Shinji Yamamoto, Kenji Kawai and Masanori Kameyama
Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth   121(7) 5447-5460   Jul 2016   [Refereed]
Masanori Kameyama
Geophysical Journal International   204(2) 1164-1178   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
A series of our linear analysis on the onset of thermal convection was applied to that of highly compressible fluids in a planar layer whose thermal conductivity and viscosity vary in space, in order to study the influences of spatial variations i...
Takehiro Miyagoshi, Masanori Kameyama, Masaki Ogawa
Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets   120(7) 1267-1278   Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Numerical models of bottom-heated thermal convection of highly compressible fluid with strongly temperature-dependent viscosity are presented to understand how the Rayleigh number Ra and the temperature dependence of viscosity exert control over t...
Hiroki Ichikawa, Kenji Kawai, Shinji Yamamoto, and Masanori Kameyama
The Earth's heterogeneous mantle: A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective   275-299   Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Masanori Kameyama, Takehiro Miyagoshi and Masaki Ogawa
Geophysical Journal International   200(2) 1064-1075   Feb 2015   [Refereed]
Hiroki Ichikawa, Hiroki Ichikawa, Masanori Kameyama, Hiroki Senshu, Kenji Kawai, Shigenori Maruyama
Geophysical Research Letters   41(21) 7501-7507   Nov 2014   [Refereed]
The influence of MgSiO<inf>3</inf> majorite on mantle convection has been investigated via 2-D numerical simulations that incorporate the stability field of majorite. According to a recent first principles study, wadsleyite decomposes into an asse...
Chihiro Tachinami, Masaki Ogawa, Masanori Kameyama
Icarus   231 377-384   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
To understand how adiabatic compression influences mantle convection in super-Earths, we carried out linear stability analysis and non-linear numerical simulation of thermal convection for constant viscosity infinite Prandtl number fluid with both...
Takehiro Miyagoshi, Chihiro Tachinami, Masanori Kameyama, Masaki Ogawa
Astrophysical Journal Letters   780(1)    Jan 2014   [Refereed]
Numerical models are presented to clarify how adiabatic compression affects thermal convection in the mantle of super-Earths ten times the Earth's mass. The viscosity strongly depends on temperature, and the Rayleigh number is much higher than tha...
Arata Miyauchi, Masanori Kameyama, Hiroki Ichikawa
Journal of Earth Science   25(1) 126-139   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
A series of linear stability analysis is carried out on the onset of thermal convection in the presence of spatial variations of viscosity, thermal conductivity and expansivity. We consider the temporal evolution of an infinitesimal perturbation s...
Masanori Kameyama, Yuya Kinoshita
Geophysical Journal International   195(3) 1443-1454   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
We examined in an analytical manner the stability of thermal stratification of highly compressible fluids with depth-dependent physical properties, to obtain the fundamental insights into the convective motion in the mantles of 'super-Earths'. We ...
Hiroki Ichikawa, Masanori Kameyama, Kenji Kawai, Kenji Kawai
Gondwana Research   24(3-4) 1080-1090   Nov 2013   [Refereed]
Geological studies have suggested that a significant amount of crustal material has been lost from the surface due to delamination, continental collision, and subduction at oceanic-continental convergent margins. If so, then the subducted crustal ...
Arata Miyauchi, Masanori Kameyama
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors   223 86-95   Oct 2013   [Refereed]
In this paper we carried out numerical experiments of a time-dependent thermal convection in a two-dimensional Cartesian box of aspect ratio (width/height) of 6, in order to study the influences on the convecting flow patterns of the spatial varia...
Hiroki Ichikawa, Kenji Kawai, Shinji Yamamoto, Masanori Kameyama
Tectonophysics   592 46-52   Apr 2013   [Refereed]
Geological studies have revealed that continental materials subduct from the Earth's surface via the following three mechanisms: tectonic erosion, sediment subduction, and direct subduction of immature oceanic arcs. Then, the continental materials...
Masanori Kameyama, Hiroki Ichikawa, Arata Miyauchi
Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics   27(1) 21-40   Feb 2013   [Refereed]
A linear stability analysis was performed in order to study the onset of thermal convection in the presence of a strong viscosity variation, with a special emphasis on the condition for the stagnant-lid (ST) convection where a convection takes pla...
Masanori Kameyama, Ryoko Nishioka
Geophysical Research Letters   39(10)    May 2012   [Refereed]
We conducted two-dimensional numerical experiments of mantle convection with imposed kinematic motions of cold slabs, in order to study the mechanism for the generation of ascending flows in the "Big Mantle Wedge" (BMW), which has been recently pr...
Kohtaro Ujiie, Masanori Kameyama, Asuka Yamaguchi
Tectonophysics   485 260-268   Apr 2010   [Refereed]
During an earthquake, fault strength decreases with slip over the slip-weakening distance, Dc, to a residual strength. The estimation of Dc is crucial for the evaluation of fault instability during earthquakes; however, it has been difficult to de...
Scott D. King, Changyeol Lee, Peter E. van Keken, Wei Leng, Shijie Zhong, Eh Tan, Nicola Tosi, Nicola Tosi, Masanori C. Kameyama
Geophysical Journal International   180(1) 73-87   Jan 2010   [Refereed]
Benchmark comparisons are an essential tool to verify the accuracy and validity of computational approaches to mantle convection. Six 2-D Cartesian compressible convection codes are compared for steady-state constant and temperature-dependent visc...
Mikito Furuichi, Masanori Kameyama, Akira Kageyama
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors   176(1-2) 44-53   Sep 2009   [Refereed]
In this study, we propose a so-called fluid rope coiling to use as a validity test of our simulation scheme designed to solve the plate-mantle problem in the Eulerian frame of reference. In a plate-mantle unified system, a subducting plate is know...
Masanori Kameyama, Akira Kageyama, Tetsuya Sato
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors   171(1-2) 19-32   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
A new simulation code of mantle convection in a three-dimensional spherical shell is presented. Major innovation of the code comes from an combination of two numerical techniques, namely Yin-Yang grid and ACuTE algorithm, which we had developed fo...
James B S G Greensky, Wojciech Walter Czech, David A. Yuen, Michael Richard Knox, Megan Rose Damon, Shi Steve Chen, M. Charley Kameyama
Visual Geosciences   13(1) 105-115   Jun 2008   [Refereed]
We have developed a new strategy and espouse a novel paradigm for large-scale computing and real-time interactive visualization. This philosophy calls for intense interactive sessions for a couple of hours at a time at the expense of storing data ...
Mikito Furuichi, Masanori Kameyama, Akira Kageyama
Journal of Computational Physics   227(10) 4977-4997   May 2008   [Refereed]
Toward the unified simulation of the large deformation of a rigid viscoelastic material (plate) and the convection of a viscous fluid (mantle), an Eulerian scheme with a semi-Lagrangian method is developed. The scheme adopts the CIP-CSLR method fo...
Megan Damon, Masanori C. Kameyama, Michael Knox, David H. Porter, Dave Yuen, Erik O D Sevre
Visual Geosciences   13(1) 49-57   Jan 2008   [Refereed]
The current availability of thousands of processors at many high performance computing centers has made it feasible to carry out, in near real time, interactive visualization of 3D mantle convection temperature fields, using grid configurations ha...
David A. Yuen, Marc Monnereau, Ulrich Hansen, Masanori Kameyama, Ctirad Matyska
Superplumes: Beyond Plate Tectonics   239-268   Dec 2007   [Refereed]
Superplumes in the lower mantle have been inferred for a long time by the presence of two very large provinces with slow seismic wave velocities. These extensive structures are not expected from numerical and laboratory experiments nor are they fo...
Arito Sakaguchi, Akiko Yanagihara, Kohtaro Ujiie, Hidemi Tanaka, Masanori Kameyama
Tectonophysics   443(3-4) 220-232   Oct 2007   [Refereed]
Burial depth, cumulative displacement, and peak temperature of frictional heat of a fault system are estimated by thermal analysis in the fold-thrust belt of the Western Foothills complex, western Taiwan based on the vitrinite reflectance techniqu...
Michio Tagawa, Tomoeki Nakakuki, Masanori Kameyama, Fumiko Tajima
Pure and Applied Geophysics   164(5) 879-907   May 2007   [Refereed]
We have developed a two-dimensional dynamical model of asymmetric subduction integrated into the mantle convection without imposed plate velocities. In this model we consider that weak oceanic crust behaves as a lubricator on the thrust fault at t...
David A. Yuen, Ctirad Matyska, Ondřej Čadek, Masanori Kameyama
Post-Perovskite: The Last Mantle Phase Transition   249-270   Apr 2007   [Refereed]
The discovery of post-perovskite phase transition near the core-mantle boundary(CMB) has turned our heads to the potentially important role played by the increasing complexity of the physical properties in the lower-mantle models. In this study we...
Masanori Kameyama, David A. Yuen
Geophysical Research Letters   33(12)    Jun 2006   [Refereed]
The influences of the post-perovskite (PPV) phase transition on the thermal state in the lower mantle are studied with a three-dimensional model of mantle convection in a Cartesian domain under the extended Boussinesq approximation with variable v...
ACuTEMan: A multigrid-based mantle convection simulation code and its optimization to the Earth Simulator
Masanori Kameyama
Journal of the Earth Simulator   4 2-10   Dec 2005   [Refereed]
Masanori Kameyama, Akira Kageyama, Tetsuya Sato
Journal of Computational Physics   206(1) 162-181   Jun 2005   [Refereed]
A numerical algorithm for solving mantle convection problems with strongly variable viscosity is presented. Equations for conservation of mass and momentum for highly viscous and incompressible fluids are solved iteratively by a multigrid method i...
Akira Kageyama, Masanori Kameyama, Satoru Fujihara, Masaki Yoshida, Mamoru Hyodo, Yoshinori Tsuda
IEEE/ACM SC2004 Conference, Proceedings   463-471   Dec 2004   [Refereed]
For realistic geodynamo simulations, one must solve the magnetohydrodynamic equations to follow time development of thermal convection motion of electrically conducting fluid in a rotating spherical shell. We have developed a new geodynamo simulat...
Masanori Kameyama
Tectonophysics   376(3-4) 185-197   Dec 2003   [Refereed]
We investigated the similarity between thermal-viscous coupling (TVC) and frictional sliding, proposed by Kameyama and Kaneda [Pure Appl. Geophys. 159 (2002) 2011]. We consider a one-dimensional layer composed of viscous material, which is sandwic...
Masanori Kameyama, Yoshiyuki Kaneda
Pure and Applied Geophysics   159(9) 2011-2028   Aug 2002   [Refereed]
We propose a thermal-mechanical model of shear deformation of a viscoelastic material to describe the temperature-dependence of friction law. We consider shear deformation of one-dimensional layer composed of a Maxwell linear viscoelastic material...
Toshitaka Baba, Takane Hori, Satoshi Hirano, Phil R. Cummins, Jin-Oh Park, Masanori Kameyama, and Yoshiyuki Kaneda
Geophysical Research Letters   28(9) 1827-1830   May 2001   [Refereed]
亀山真典, 堀高峰, CUMMINS P R, 平野聡, 馬場俊孝, 金田義行
Bulletin of the Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo   75(2) 127-143   Dec 2000   [Refereed]
We develop a thermal-mechanical model for describing the formation of shear zones. We consider shear deformation of a two-dimensional rectangular region composed of a viscous fluid under a constant velocity at the boundary. Viscosity of the materi...
Joy M. Branlund, Masanori C. Kameyama, David A. Yuen, and Yoshiyuki Kaneda
Earth and Planetary Science Letters   182(2) 171-185   Oct 2000   [Refereed]
Masanori Kameyama, and Masaki Ogawa
Earth and Planetary Science Letters   180(3-4) 355-367   Aug 2000   [Refereed]
Masanori Kameyama, David A. Yuen, Shun Ichiro Karato
Earth and Planetary Science Letters   168(1-2) 159-172   Apr 1999   [Refereed]
We studied for the first time the effects of low-temperature plasticity on the formation of shear zones. A thermal-mechanical model has been developed for describing the shear deformation of Maxwell viscoelastic material with a rheology close to d...
Masanori Kameyama, David A. Yuen, Hiromi Fujimoto
Geophysical Research Letters   24(20) 2523-2526   Dec 1997   [Refereed]
The formation of localized shear zones is important for understanding many local and global processes in geodynamics. We have developed a self-consistent thermal-mechanical model together with a rheology which depends on temperature, strain-rate a...
Masanori Kameyama, Hiromi Fujimoto, Masaki Ogawa
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors   94(3-4) 187-215   Apr 1996   [Refereed]
A numerical model of mantle magmatism in a convecting upper mantle has been developed to study the thermo-chemical evolution of the upper mantle of the early Earth. The solid-state convection in the upper mantle is modeled by a convection of a bin...


Hayashi Y., Umeda T., Umemura M., Ogawa M., Kameyama M.
Planetary People   23(1) 64-69   Mar 2014
Journal of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers   116(1136) 478-480   Jul 2013
Jonathan C. Mc Lane, Wojciech W. Czech, David A. Yuen, Michael R. Knox, James B S G Greensky, M. Charley Kameyama, Vincent M. Wheeler, Rahul Panday, Hiroki Senshu
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)   5359 LNCS 1011-1021   Dec 2008
We have designed a new system for real-time interactive visualization of results taken directly from large-scale simulations of 3-D mantle convection and other large-scale simulations. This approach allows for intense visualization sessions for a ...
Journal of the Visualization Society of Japan   28(110) 174-179   Jul 2008

Books etc

北脇 重宗, 佐久間 弘文, 亀山 真典, 円山 重直, 橋田 俊之
Tohoku University Press   2007   ISBN:9784861630804

Conference Activities & Talks

Numerical simulations of the coupled magmatism-mantle convection system in 2-D and 3-D geometries
KAMEYAMA Masanori, OGAWA Masaki
22 May 2017   
宮腰剛広, 亀山真典, 小河正基
日本天文学会年会講演予稿集   20 Feb 2016   
亀山真典, 宮腰剛広, 柳澤孝寿, 小河正基
日本天文学会年会講演予稿集   20 Feb 2016   
亀山真典, 金田義行
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   15 Oct 2001   
馬場俊孝, 堀高峰, CUMMIS P R, 亀山真典, 宇平幸一, 金田義行
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   9 Nov 2000   
亀山真典, 堀高峰, CUMMINS P R, 平野聡, 馬場俊孝, 宇平幸一, 金田義行
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   9 Nov 2000   
東方外志彦, 亀山真典, 平野聡, 宇平幸一, 金田義行
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   9 Nov 2000   
馬場俊孝, 堀高峰, PARK J‐O, 平野聡, 亀山真典, CUMMINS P R, 金田義行
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   9 Nov 1999   
堀高峰, CUMMINS P R, 亀山真典, 平野聡, 馬場俊孝, 金田義行
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   9 Nov 1999   
東方外志彦, 亀山真典, 金田義行, 河野芳輝
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   9 Nov 1999   
中川貴司, 亀山真典, 藤本博巳, 浜野洋三
理論応用力学講演会講演論文集   25 Jan 1999   
Nakagawa Takashi, Kameyama Masanori C., Hamano Yozo
Abstracts Fall Meeting of the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences   13 Oct 1998   
The viscosity of the mantle is the strongly dependence of the temperature. We simulate the thermal convection with temperature dependent viscosity in the cylindrical polar coordiate. The model is considered basal-heating and time-dependent convect...
亀山真典, 藤本博巳, YUEN D A
地球惑星科学関連学会合同大会予稿集   May 1998   
亀山真典, 小河正基, 藤本博巳
地球惑星科学関連学会合同大会予稿集   May 1998   
亀山真典, 藤本博巳, 小河正基
地球惑星科学関連学会合同大会予稿集   Mar 1997   
亀山真典, 藤本博巳
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   Sep 1996   
亀山真典, 藤本博巳, 小河正基
地球惑星科学関連学会合同大会予稿集   Mar 1996   
亀山真典, 小河正基, 藤本博巳
地球惑星科学関連学会合同大会予稿集   Mar 1995   
亀山真典, 小河正基, 藤本博巳
地球惑星科学関連学会合同大会予稿集   Mar 1995   
Kameyama Masanori, Ogawa Masaki, Fujimoto Hiromi
Abstracts Fall Meeting of the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences   3 Oct 1994   
亀山真典, 小河正基, 藤本博巳
日本地震学会秋季大会講演予稿集   Oct 1994   
亀山真典, 小河正基, 藤本博巳
日本惑星科学会秋季講演会予稿集   Oct 1994   

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2013    Investigator(s): MASANORI KAMEYAMA
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(特定領域研究)
Project Year: 2004 - 2010    Investigator(s): Yoshioka SHOICHI
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2007 - 2009    Investigator(s): Masanori KAMEYAMA
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2001 - 2003    Investigator(s): Tetsuya SATO