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Hiroko Kitajima

Texas A&M University
Associate Professor

Expertise: tectonophysics, structural geology
Work: 979-458-2717
About Me Publications
Kitajima, H., Gomila, R., Tesei, T., Favero, M., Di Toro, G., Kondo, H., Özalp, S., Elmaci, H., & Özdemir, E. (2023, 09). Frictional behaviors of the serpentine-rich East Anatolian Fault Rocks collected from the 2014 Kartal trench site. Poster Presentation at 2023 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 13207
Fulton, P. M., Kuo, S., Kitajima, H., & Liu, X. (2018, 08). Does effective stress have reduced sensitivity to pore pressure at seismogenic depths?. Poster Presentation at 2018 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 8811
Kuo, S., Kitamura, M., & Kitajima, H. (2017, 08). Experimental Investigation on Poro-Elasto-Visco-Plastic Behavior of the Inner Accretionary Wedge Sediments at the Nankai Subduction Zone . Poster Presentation at 2017 SCEC Annual Meeting. SCEC Contribution 7389
Coble, C., French, M. E., Chester, F. M., Chester, J. S., & Kitajima, H. (2014). In situ frictional properties of San Andreas Fault gouge at SAFOD. Geophysical Journal International,. doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu306. SCEC Contribution 1942
French, M. E., Kitajima, H., Chester, J. S., Chester, F. M., & Hirose, T. (2014). Displacement and dynamic weakening processes in smectite-rich gouge from the Central Deforming Zone of the San Andreas Fault. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 119(3), 1777-1802. doi: 10.1002/2013JB010757. SCEC Contribution 1941
Kitajima, H., Chester, F. M., & Chester, J. S. (2010). Dynamic weakening of gouge layers in high-speed shear experiments: Assessment of temperature-dependent friction, thermal pressurization, and flash heating. Journal of Geophysical Research,. SCEC Contribution 1441
Kitajima, H., Chester, J. S., Chester, F. M., & Shimamoto, T. (2010). High-speed friction of disaggregated ultracataclasite in rotary shear: Characterization of frictional heating, mechanical behavior, and microstructure evolution. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth,. doi: 10.1029/2009JB007038. SCEC Contribution 1313

Last updated Sep 20, 2023.