Three-Dimensional Architecture and Paleoenvironments of Osaka Bay

An Integrated Seismic Study on the Evolutionary Processes of a Tectonic Basin

  • Yasuto Itoh
  • Keiji Takemura

Part of the Advances in Geological Science book series (AGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yasuto Itoh, Keiji Takemura
    Pages 1-23
  3. Yasuto Itoh, Keiji Takemura
    Pages 25-40
  4. Yasuto Itoh, Keiji Takemura
    Pages 41-102
  5. Yasuto Itoh, Keiji Takemura
    Pages 103-119

About this book


This publication shows the three-dimensional configuration of the gigantic tectonic sag of the Osaka Bay sedimentary basin on the eastern Eurasian margin based on reflection seismic data never before published. The basin has developed relatively quickly since the dawn of the Quaternary. High-resolution subsurface images on the profiles provide highly valuable information about the architecture of active faults, paleoenvironmental changes, and mass balance on the convergent margin. The book presents an excellent case study of a tectonically controlled basin because morphologies and evolutionary processes of such basins show an enormous diversity, reflecting spatiotemporal variation in tectonic stress. Furthermore, this volume provides insight into the general mechanism of sedimentary basin formation.

The quantitative analyses contained here will be thought-provoking for industry experts, academics, and graduate and undergraduate students engaged in geologic survey and civil engineering. The contents will be especially useful to professionals in the fields of Quaternary geology, neotectonics, and active fault research.


Sedimentary basin Active fault Convergent margin Quaternary Southwest Japan Three-dimensional configuration Paleoenvironmental change Island arc

Authors and affiliations

  • Yasuto Itoh
    • 1
  • Keiji Takemura
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of ScienceOsaka Prefecture UniversitySakaiJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Geothermal SciencesKyoto UniversityBeppuJapan

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