I have performed seismological studies to determine the structure of the Earth's deep interior. My research is based on seismological observation in oceanic areas. In particular, I am interested in the deep structure beneath hotspots and LIPs in the Pacific, their origin, and impact of past magmatic activities of the hotspots and LIPs on the Earth's environment. I am also interested in water transport into the mantle beneath subduction zones. I am willing to collaborate with researchers of mineral physics, geochemistry, and simulation of mantle convection.
Suetsugu, D., and H. Shiobara, Broadband Ocean Bottom Seismology, Ann. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 42, 27-43, 2014.
Suetsugu, D., and T. Hanyu, Origin of hotspots in the South Pacific: Recent advances in seismological and geochemical models, Geochemical J., 47, 259-284, 2013.
Suetsugu, D., H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, A. Ito, T. Isse, T. Kasaya, N. Tada, K. Baba, N. ABE, Y. Hamano, P. Tarits, J.-P. Barriot, and D. Reymond, TIARES Project -Tomographic investigation by seafloor array experiment for the Society hotspot, Earth Planets Space, 64, 1-4, 2012.
Adam, C., M. Yoshida, T. Isse, D. Suetsugu, Y. Fukao, and G. Barruol, South Pacific hotspot swells dynamically supported by mantle flows, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L08302, doi:10.1029/2010GL042534, 2010.
Suetsugu, D., T. Inoue, M. Obayashi, A. Yamada, H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, A. Ito, T. Kanazawa, H. Kawakatsu, A. Shito, Y. Fukao, Depths of the 410-km and 660-km discontinuities in and around the stagnant slab beneath the Philippine Sea: Is water stored in the stagnant slab?, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 183, 270-279, 2010.
Suetsugu, D., T. Isse, S. Tanaka, M. Obayashi, H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, T. Kanazawa, Y. Fukao, G. Barruol and D. Reymond, South Pacific mantle plumes imaged by seismic observation on islands and seafloor, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystem, 160, 310-318, 2007.
Suetsugu, D., H. Shiobara, H. Sugioka, Y. Fukao, T. Kanazawa, Topography of the mantle discontinuities beneath the South Pacific superswell as inferred from broadband waveforms on seafloor, Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 10, Q11014, doi:10.1029/2009GC002533, 2009.
Suetsugu, D., T. Inoue, A. Yamada, D. Zhao, and M. Obayashi, Towards mapping the three-dimensional distribution of water in the transition zone from P-velocity tomography and 660-km discontinuity depths, Geophysical Monograph Series 167, ‘Earth’s deep water cycle’, AGU, 237-249, 2006.