Takeshi Kuritani

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Takeshi Kuritani
Hokkaido University

Research Areas


Published Papers

Magma Plumbing System at Izu-Oshima Volcano, Japan: Constraints From Petrological and Geochemical Analyses
Takeshi Kuritani
Frontiers in Earth Science   6 178   Oct 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Y. Yanagida, M. Nakamura, A. Yasuda, T. Kuritani, M. Nakagawa, T. Yoshida
Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems   19 838-864   Mar 2018
© 2018. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved. The Ichinomegata maar, located in the back-arc side of the northeastern Japan arc, erupted calc-alkaline andesitic magma with abundant deep-crustal and mantle xenoliths at about 60–80 ka. We...
Parham Ahmadi, Mohammad Reza Ghorbani, Massimo Coltorti, Takeshi Kuritani, Yue Cai, Anna Maria Fioretti, Eleonora Braschi, Pier Paolo Giacomoni, Farzaneh Aghabazaz, Shahrouz Babazadeh, Sandro Conticelli, Sandro Conticelli
International Geology Review   1-25   Dec 2017
© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group Tertiary volcanic rocks in northwestern Firoozeh, Iran (the Meshkan triangular structural unit), constitute vast outcrops (up to 250 km2) of high-Mg basaltic andesites to dacites that ...
Liu Jia, Xia Qun-Ke, Kuritani Takeshi, Hanski Eero, Yu Hao-Ran
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS   8    Nov 2017   [Refereed]
Kuritani Takeshi, Sakuyama Tetsuya, Kamada Natsumi, Yokoyama Tetsuya, Nakagawa Mitsuhiro
LITHOS   282 98-110   Jun 2017   [Refereed]
Bergal-Kuvikas Olga, Nakagawa Mitsuhiro, Kuritani Takeshi, Muravyev Yaroslav, Malik Nataliya, Klimenko Elena, Amma-Miyasaka Mizuho, Matsumoto Akiko, Shimada Shunjiro
Kuritani Takeshi, Nakagawa Mitsuhiro
GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS   17(10) 4032-4050   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Kuritani Takeshi, Tanaka Mayumi, Yokoyama Tetsuya, Nakagawa Mitsuhiro, Matsumoto Akiko
JOURNAL OF PETROLOGY   57(6) 1223-1240   Jun 2016   [Refereed]
Miyamoto Hideaki, Niihara Takafumi, Kuritani Takeshi, Hong Peng K., Dohm James M., Sugita Seiji
METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE   51(5) 906-919   May 2016   [Refereed]
Asobo N E Asaah, Asobo N E Asaah, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Festus T. Aka, Tomohiro Usui, Takeshi Kuritani, Mengnjo J. Wirmvem, Hikaru Iwamori, Eric M. Fozing, Jules Tamen, Gilbert Z. Mofor, Takeshi Ohba, Gregory Tanyileke, J. V. Hell
Chemical Geology   406 55-69   Jan 2015   [Refereed]
© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Lake Nyos is located at the summit of a stratovolcano in the Oku Volcanic Group (OVG) along the Cameroon Volcanic Line. The sudden release of magmatic CO<inf>2</inf> trapped at the bottom of Lake Nyos in August 1986 caused his...
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeyoshi Yoshida, Jun Ichi Kimura, Toshiro Takahashi, Yuka Hirahara, Takashi Miyazaki, Ryoko Senda, Qing Chang, Yoshinori Ito
Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology   167(2) 1-18   Feb 2014   [Refereed]
The conditions under which rear-arc magmas are generated were estimated using primary basalts from the Sannome-gata volcano, located in the rear of the NE Japan arc. Scoriae from the volcano occur with abundant crustal and mantle xenoliths, sugges...
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeyoshi Yoshida, Jun Ichi Kimura, Yuka Hirahara, Toshiro Takahashi
Mineralogy and Petrology   108(1) 1-11   Jan 2014   [Refereed]
The water content of low-K tholeiitic basalt magma from Iwate volcano, which is located on the volcanic front of the NE Japan arc, was estimated using multi-component thermodynamic models. The Iwate lavas are moderately porphyritic, consisting of ...
Takeshi Kuritani, Jun Ichi Kimura, Eiji Ohtani, Hideaki Miyamoto, Katsuhiko Furuyama
Lithos   156-159 1-12   Jan 2013   [Refereed]
The origin of historic potassic basalts (from the 1719 to 1721AD eruption) from the Wudalianchi volcanic field, northeast China, is investigated. The samples examined in this study are aphyric, and contain ~5vol.% olivine microphenocrysts. Geochem...
Kuritani Takeshi, Ohtani Eiji, Kimura Jun-Ichi
NATURE GEOSCIENCE   4(10) 713-716   Oct 2011   [Refereed]
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeshi Kuritani, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Katsura Kobayashi, Eizo Nakamura
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta   75(2) 570-587   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
The mechanisms and the timescales of magmatic evolution were investigated for historical lavas from the Askja central volcano in the Dyngjufjöll volcanic massif, Iceland, using major and trace element and Sr, Nd, and Pb isotopic data, as well as 2...
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeyoshi Yoshida, Yoshitaka Nagahashi
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research   195(1) 57-68   Aug 2010   [Refereed]
Internal differentiation processes in a solidifying lava flow were investigated for the Kutsugata lava flow from Rishiri Volcano in northern Japan. In a representative 6-m thick lava flow that was investigated in detail in this study, segregation ...
Takeshi Kuritani, Jun Ichi Kimura, Tsuyoshi Miyamoto, Haiquan Wei, Taketo Shimano, Fukashi Maeno, Xu Jin, Hiromitsu Taniguchi
Lithos   112(3-4) 247-258   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
The mechanisms of continental intraplate magmatism were investigated with respect to Cenozoic basaltic shield lavas from the Changbaishan area, northeast China, using a comprehensive data set of major and trace elements, Sr, Nd, and Pb isotopic co...
Takeshi Kuritani
Lithos   110(1-4) 247-261   Jun 2009   [Refereed]
In a cooling magma chamber, magmatic differentiation can proceed both by fractionation of crystals from the main molten part of the magma body (homogeneous fractionation) and by mixing of the main magma with fractionated melt derived from low-temp...
Sanjeewa P K Malaviarachchi, Akio Makishima, Masaaki Tanimoto, Takeshi Kuritani, Eizo Nakamura, Eizo Nakamura
Nature Geoscience   1(12) 859-863   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
Basalts at mid-ocean ridges are generated by partial melting of the Earth's upper mantle. As a result of this process, the upper mantle has become depleted over time in elements that are preferentially removed by melting. Although mid-ocean-ridge ...
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeshi Kuritani, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Petrology   49(7) 1319-1342   Jul 2008   [Refereed]
Magma generation processes were investigated for alkali basalt lavas from Rishiri Volcano, located at the rear of the Kurile arc, using major and trace elements and Sr, Nd, Pb and Th isotopic data. The Numaura and the Araragiyama lava flows, inves...
Akira Ishikawa, Takeshi Kuritani, Akio Makishima, Eizo Nakamura
Earth and Planetary Science Letters   259(1-2) 134-148   Jul 2007   [Refereed]
We present a Sr, Nd, Hf and Pb isotope investigation of a set of garnet clinopyroxenite xenoliths from Malaita, Solomon Islands in order to constrain crustal recycling in the Pacific mantle. Geological, thermobarometric and petrochemical evidence ...
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeshi Kuritani, Takeshi Kuritani, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Petrology   48(7) 1295-1319   Jul 2007   [Refereed]
Rates of magmatic processes in a cooling magma chamber were investigated for alkali basalt and trachytic andesite lavas erupted sequentially from Rishiri Volcano, northern Japan, by dating of these lavas using 238U-230Th radioactive disequilibrium...
Tetsuya Yokoyama, Takeshi Kuritani, Katsura Kobayashi, Eizo Nakamura
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta   70 2885-2901   Jun 2006
In order to unravel magma processes and the geochemical evolution of shallow plumbing systems beneath active volcanoes, we investigated U-series disequilibria of rocks erupted over the past 500 years (1469-2000 AD) from Miyakejima volcano, Izu arc...
Takeshi Kuritani, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research   149 124-138   Jan 2006
Trachytic lavas of Rishiri Volcano, northern Japan, show a peculiar geochemical variation across lava flow units. Samples collected systematically in a vertical cross section from a lava flow unit with a thickness of about 20 m are nearly homogene...
Kuritani Takeshi, Usui Tomohiro, Yokoyama Tetsuya, Nakamura Eizo
GEOSTANDARDS AND GEOANALYTICAL RESEARCH   30(3) 209-220   2006   [Refereed]
Takeshi Kuritani, Hiroshi Kitagawa, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Petrology   46 1421-1442   Jul 2005
Mechanisms of fractional crystallization with simultaneous crustal assimilation (AFC) are examined for the Kutsugata and Tanetomi lavas, an alkali basalt - dacite suite erupted sequentially from Rishiri Volcano, northern Japan. The major element v...
Takeshi Kuritani
Lithos   74 117-130   Jun 2004
Magmatic differentiation processes in a cooling magma body were examined using a numerical model considering multicomponent thermodynamics and momentum, energy and species transport. The model accounts for melt transport induced by its density var...
Takeshi Kuritani, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry   18 1464-1470   Dec 2003
A new, simple, and practical method has been developed for the accurate and precise isotopic analysis of extremely small amounts of Pb (< ∼3 ng) by thermal ionization mass spectrometry. Two different types of double spikes, one consisting of 205Pb...
Takeshi Kuritani, Tetsuya Yokoyama, Katsura Kobayashi, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Petrology   44 1895-1916   Oct 2003
Pre-eruption processes are investigated for magmas erupted in 1983 from Miyake-jima volcano, which is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. The whole-rock compositional trends of the eruptive products are principally smooth and linear. Magmas...
Tetsuya Yokoyama, Katsura Kobayashi, Takeshi Kuritani, Eizo Nakamura
Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth   108    Jul 2003
238U-230Th-226Ra systematics in lavas from Miyakejima volcano, Japan, are presented to estimate the timescale of magmatic processes beneath an island arc. Miyakejima volcano has four recent eruptive stages (Stages 1-4) starting >7000 BP. 238U-230T...
Tetsuya Yokoyama, Eizo Nakamura, Katsura Kobayashi, Takeshi Kuritani
Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences   78 190-195   Sep 2002
We present 238U-230Th-226Ra systematics in lavas from Miyakejima volcano, Izu arc, Japan, together with major element, trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions, to estimate the timescale of magmatic processes beneath an island arc. 238U-23...
Takeshi Kuritani, Eizo Nakamura
Chemical Geology   186 31-43   Jun 2002
A simple technique has been developed for the precise analysis of lead isotope in natural rock samples by thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS). Two-stage column chromatography, using 100 and 10 μl columns, was used to minimize the amounts o...
Takeshi Kuritani
Bulletin of Volcanology   62 533-548   Dec 2001
The trachytic Tanetomi lava from Rishiri Volcano, northern Japan, provides useful information concerning how a replenished mafic magma mixes with a compositionally zoned felsic magma in a magma chamber. The Tanetomi lava was erupted in the order o...
Takeshi Kuritani
Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth   104 29401-29417   Dec 1999
Detailed investigation of an erupted magma with limited compositional diversity provides instantaneous information on incremental magma differentiation processes in a magma chamber. Kutsugata lava, a suitable target of such study, is a Quaternary ...
Takeshi Kuritani, Takeshi Kuritani
Geophysical Research Letters   26 2029-2032   Jul 1999
A boundary layer fractionation model for the thermal and compositional evolution of a basaltic magma chamber is presented. The model utilizes a multicomponent thermodynamic approach for relating the compositional structure with the thermal structu...
Takeshi Kuritani
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research   88 77-97   Jan 1999
Phenocrysts in volcanic rocks are commonly used to deduce crystallization processes in magma chambers. A fundamental assumption is that the phenocrysts crystallized in the magma chambers at isobaric and nearly equilibrium conditions, on the basis ...
Takeshi Kuritani
Journal of Petrology   39 1619-1640   Sep 1998
The evolution of basaltic magma by mushy boundary layer processes in a magma chamber is documented for an alkali basalt (Kutsugata lava) from rishiri Volcano, northern Japan, on the basis of zoning patterns of plagioclase phenocrysts and their spa...


Hideaki Miyamoto, Hideaki Miyamoto, Hideaki Miyamoto, Hideaki Miyamoto, Peng K. Hong, Takafumi Niihara, Takeshi Kuritani, Kenji Fukumizu, Kenji Fukumizu, Hideitsu Hino, Kenji Nagata, Shotaro Akaho, Shotaro Akaho, Shotaro Akaho, J. Alexis P Rodriguez, J. Alexis P Rodriguez, Hemmi Ryodo, Seiji Sugita, Masato Okada, Masato Okada, Masato Okada, Masato Okada
Journal of Physics: Conference Series   1036    Jun 2018
© Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. Asteroids have been observed both from the ground and through space missions for decades, which accumulated large amount of their observational data. These data are used to estimate the sizes, orbit...

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2011 - 2012    Investigator(s): Takeshi KURITANI
To understand geochemical processes associated with slab stagnation in the mantle transition zone, petrological and geochemical analyses were carried out on Quaternary volcanic rocks in NE China. It is suggested that the mantle transition zone has...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2009 - 2012    Investigator(s): Michihiko NAKAMURA
We examined the crystal size distribution (CSD) of ground crystals in the erupted materials of the 2011 Shinmoe-dake volcano. We found that magma residence time in the shallow conduit in the explosive subplinian phase is shorter than in the less-e...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2008 - 2009    Investigator(s): Takeshi KURITANI
This study has been carried out to understand the mechanism of the thermal and chemical evolution of magma chambers. Thus, the following conclusions were reached : 1)Chemical differentiation trend of magmas can be affected by the amounts of bubble...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2005 - 2008    Investigator(s): Hiromitsu TANIGUCHI