Special Researcher


Volcanic physics


Mar 2018 B. Sc. of Kyoto University
Mar 2020 M. Sc. of Kyoto University
Apr 2022- Mar 2023 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists DC2
Mar 2023 Ph. D. of Kyoto University
Apr 2023 JSPS Research Fellowship for Young Scientists PD
May 2023- Special researcher of NIED

Recent topic
  • In-situ measurements of tephra-fall using disdrometers
  • Development of tephra transport and dispersion model Tephra4D and tephra-fall simulation
  • Investigations of tephra segregation profile of Vulcanian eruptions from Sakurajima volcano, southern Kyushu, Japan
  • Grain size and shape parameter measurements of tephra particles via DIA

*[New!] K. Takishita,  A. P. Poulidis, M. Iguchi (2024). Tephra segregation profiles based on disdrometer observations and tephra dispersal modeling: Vulcanian eruptions of Sakurajima volcano, Japan. Earth Planets Space 76:29. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40623-023-01952-y

K. Takishita, A. P. Poulidis, M. Iguchi (2022). In-situ measurement of tephra deposit load based on a disdrometer network at Sakurajima volcano, Japan. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 421:107442. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.JVOLGEORES.2021.107442

*M. Iguchi, H. Nakamichi, K. Takishita, A. P. Poulidis (2022). Continuously Operable Simulator and Forecasting the Deposition of Volcanic Ash from Prolonged Eruptions at Sakurajima Volcano, Japan. Journal of Disaster Research 17:805–817. https://doi.org/10.20965/jdr.2022.p0805

K. Takishita, A. P. Poulidis, and M. Iguchi (2021). Tephra4D: a python-based model for high-resolution tephra transport and deposition simulations— applications at Sakurajima volcano, Japan. Atmosphere, 12, 331, https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12030331



GitHub: Tephra4D