Dr. Yukinori MATSUKURA

ProfessorCGraduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba
E-mail: matukura__geoenv.tsukuba.ac.jp

Professional Experience

  • March 1976 - D.Sc. Faculty of Science , Tokyo University of Education
  • April 1976 - Research Associate, Faculty of Science , Tokyo University of Education
  • April 1977 - Research Associate, Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba
  • September 1981 - Assistant professor, Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba
  • March 1988 - Associate professor, Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba
  • April 1997 - Professor, Institute of Geoscience, University of Tsukuba

Research Interests

Geomorphology, Rock Weathering and Slope Processes

Membership List

  • Association of Japanese Geographers
  • British Geomorphological Research Group
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society
  • Geological Society of London
  • Japanese Geomorphological Union
  • Japan Association for Quaternary Research
  • Japan Society of Engineering Geology
  • Japan Landslide Society
  • The Society of Resource Geology
  • The Clay Science Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Geotechnical Society
  • The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan

Major publications

  1. Aniya, M. and Matsukura, Y. (1978) Morphological mapping from large-scale aerial photographs. Ann. Rep., Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.4, pp. 11-14.
  2. Matsumoto, E. and Matsukura,Y. (1978) On the geomorphic surfaces and related deposits of Tsukuba-Inashiki Upland, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.4, pp. 30-32.
  3. Shimano, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1978) On the observer variability in morphometric analysis of a drainage basin. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 4. pp. 41-44.
  4. Matsukura, Y. (1979) Comparison of shearing strength of two weathered-granite soils. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.5, pp. 36-38.
  5. Walker, H. J. and Matsukura, Y. (1979) Barchans and barchan-like dunes as developed in two contrasting areas with restricted source regions. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 5, pp. 43-46.
  6. Kimata, M., Matsukura, Y. and Yatsu, E. (1979) Stilbite in the weathered gabbro. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.5, pp. 62-64.
  7. Matsukura, Y. and Yatsu, E. (1980) An apparatus for the measurement of swelling pressure of some argillaceous rocks and the concept of swelling energy. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 1, pp. 35-41.
  8. Matsukura, Y. and Yatsu, E. (1982) Wet-dry slaking of Tertiary shale and tuff. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 3, pp. 25-39.
  9. Maekado, A., Hatta, T. and Matsukura, Y. (1982) Field measurement on slaking in Shimajiri mudstone in Okinawa, south western Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 8, pp. 45-50.
  10. Matsukura, Y., Hayashida, S. and Maekado, A. (1982) Slope stability analysis for circular surface-failure and its application to the slope made of "Shirasu" ignimbrite. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.8, pp. 51-52.
  11. Iida, T., Yoshioka, R., Matsukura,Y. and Hatta,T. (1983) Development of weathered zones due to chemical weathering on granitic areas. Extended Abstracts, 4th International Symposium of Water-Rock Interaction, pp.@198-201.
  12. Matsukura, Y. and Tanaka, Y. (1983) Stability analysis for soil slips of two gruss-slopes in Southern Abukuma Mountains, Japan. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 4, pp. 229-239.
  13. Matsukura, Y. and Maekado, A. (1983) Some geotechnical properties of the Joso Clay. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 9, pp. 42-44.
  14. Matsukura, Y., Hayashida, S. and Maekado, A. (1984) Angles of valley-side slope made of "Shirasu" ignimbrite in South Kyushu, Japan. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, N.F., vol. 28, pp. 179-191.
  15. Matsukura, Y. (1984) Soil slips of two gruss-slopes in Mino-Mikawa Mountains, central Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 10, pp. 59-62.
  16. Matsukura, Y. and Maekado, A. (1984) Slope stability analysis for "Murose" debris-slide triggered by the 1949 Imaichi earthquake. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.10, pp. 63-65.
  17. Sunamura, T., Matsukura, Y. and Tsujimoto,H. (1985) A laboratory test of tractive abrasion of rocks in water. Trans. Japan.Geomorph. Union, vol. 6, pp. 65-68.
  18. Matsukura, Y.and Yatsu, E. (1985) Influence of salt water on slaking rate of Tertiary shale and tuff. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 6, pp. 163-167.
  19. Maekado, A. and Matsukura, Y. (1985) Recession of cutting slope made of loosely consolidated Quaternary deposits due to freeze-thaw action. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, N.F., vol. 29, pp. 213-222.
  20. Matsukura,Y. and Mizuno, K. (1986) The influence of weathering on the geotechnical properties and slope angles of mudstone in the Mineoka earth-slide area, Japan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol.11, pp. 263-273.
  21. Matsukura, Y. (1987) Evolution of valley side slopes in the "Shirasu" ignimbrite plateau. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol.8, pp.41-49.
  22. Maekado, A. and Matsukura, Y. (1987) Relation between freezing index and frost penetration depth. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no.13, pp. 65-67.
  23. Matsukura, Y. (1987) Critical height of cliff made of loosely consolidated materials. Ann. Rep.Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 13, pp. 68-70.
  24. Matsukura, Y. and Kanai, H. (1988) Salt fretting in the valley cliff of the Asama volcano region, Japan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol.13, pp. 85-90.
  25. Matsukura, Y. (1988) Cliff instability in pumice flow deposits due to notch formation on the Asama mountain slope, Japan. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, N.F., vol. 32, pp. 129-141.
  26. Matsukura, Y. (1988) Notch formation due to freeze-thaw action in the north-facing valley cliff of the Asama volcano region. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 14, pp. 20-24.
  27. Mizuno, K. and Matsukura, Y. (1988) The influence of plasticity index and slope angle on speed of rapid-type landslides. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci., Univ. Tsukuba, no. 14, pp. 30-33.
  28. Matsukura, Y. (1989) Instability of valley side cliff made of pyroclastic flow deposits. Proceedings of the Kagoshima International Conference on Volcanoes, pp.642-645.
  29. Matsukura, Y. (1989) Weathering, rock properties and denudational processes. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 10-A, pp. 103-112.
  30. Matsukura, Y., Matsuoka, N. and Yano, N. (1989) A preliminary study on tafoni and honeycombs in Nojimazaki, Boso Peninsula, Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 15, pp. 29-32.
  31. Onda, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1989) The influence of slope length on critical angle of repose: tilting-box testsusing an assembly of aluminum rods. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 15, pp. 39-42.
  32. Matsukura, Y. (1990) Notch formation due to freeze-thaw action in the north-facing valley cliff of the Asama volcano region, Japan. The Geographical Bulletin, vol. 32, pp. 118-124.
  33. Matsukura, Y. (1990) A model for valley side slope evolution in the Loess Plateau of China. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 16, pp. 26-29.
  34. Onda, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1990) Depth of avalanching on slopes composed of two-dimensional granular assemblies. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 16, pp. 30- 32.
  35. Matsukura, Y. and Matsuoka, N. (1991) Rates of tafoni weathering on uplifted shore platforms in Nojima-zaki, Boso Peninsula, Japan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol.16, pp. 51-56.
  36. Matsukura, Y. (1991) Notch formation processes and cliff instability in pumice flow depositson the Asama mountain slopes, Japan. Sci. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, Sect. A, vol. 12, pp. 37-63.
  37. Onda,Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1991) Is the maximum stable angle of slope of granular assemblies comparable to the angle of shearing resistance? Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 12, pp. 147-154.
  38. Yokoyama, S., Matsukura, Y. and Suzuki, T. (1991) Topography of Shirasu ignimbrite in Japan and its similarity to the loess landforms in China. Catena, Supplement 20, pp. 107-118.
  39. Matsukura, Y. and Onda, Y. (1991) An instrument for measuring rock surface roughness. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 17, pp. 36-38.
  40. Suzuki, T. and Matsukura,Y. (1992) Pore-size distribution of loess from the Loess Plateau, China. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 13, pp. 169-183.
  41. Matsukura, Y. and Nasuno, I. (1992) Rock-landform relations in Nantai-san area, northwestern part of Ibaraki Prefecture. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no.18, pp.35-40.
  42. Matsukura, Y. and Mizuno, K. (1992) Shear strength of gravel-sand mixtures: A preliminary report. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 18, pp. 41-44.
  43. Onda, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1993) Reply to the preceeding comment by N. Caine on 'Is the maximum stable angle of slope of granular assemblies comparable to the angle of shearing resistance?' Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 14, pp. 427-429.
  44. Matsukura, Y., Kimata, M. and Yokoyama, S. (1994) Formation of weathering rinds on andesite blocks under the influence of volcanic gases around the active crater of Aso volcano, Japan. In Robinson, D. A. and Williams, R. B. G. eds. Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, pp. 89-98.
  45. Takahashi, K., Suzuki, T. and Matsukura, Y. (1994) Erosion rates of sandstone used for a masonry bridge pier in the coastal spray zone. in Robinson, D. A. and Williams, R. B. G. eds. Rock Weathering and Landform Evolution. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, pp. 175-192.
  46. Hirose, T., Onda, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1994) Runoff and solute characteristics in four small catchments with different bedrocks in the Abukuma Mountains, Japan. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 15A, pp. 31-48.
  47. Matsukura, Y., Oguchi, T. C. and Hatta, T. (1994) Preliminary study on Vickers microhardness of weathering rinds. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 20, pp. 15-17.
  48. Oguchi, T. C., Isobe, H., Komuro, K. and Matsukura,Y. (1995) Color measurements using a visible microspectrometer of weathering rinds on andesite blocks. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no.21, pp. 9-13.
  49. Tanaka, Y., Hachinohe, S. and Matsukura, Y. (1996) The influence of slaking susceptibility of rocks on the formation of hoodoos in Drumheller Badlands, Alberta, Canada. Trans. Japan. Geomorph. Union, vol. 17, pp. 107-121.
  50. Matsukura, Y. (1996) The role of the degree of weathering and groundwater fluctuation in landslide movement in a colluvium of weathered hornblende-gabbro. Catena, vol. 27-1, pp. 63-78.
  51. Matsukura, Y. and Matsuoka, N. (1996) The effect of rock properties on rates of tafoni growth in coastal environments. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, N. F., Supplement Bd. 106, pp. 57-72.
  52. Matsukura, Y., Kondo, M. and Takaya, Y. (1996) Salt fretting on the valley cliff at the To-no-hetsuri, Aizu region. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 22, pp. 21-24.
  53. Suzuki, Y., Matsukura, Y., Kobayashi, M., Yoshinaga, S. and Arai T. (1996) Regional variation of relative sensitivity to acid depositions in Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 22, pp.17-19.
  54. Matsukura, Y. and Terada, K. (1997) The slab-failure due to downcutting in a cliff composed of granular assemblies: an experimental approach. Sci. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, Sec. A, vol. 18, pp. 57-63.
  55. Onda, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1997) Mechanism for the instability of slopes composed of granular materials. Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, vol. 22, pp. 401-411.
  56. Matsukura, Y. and Kato, M. (1997) Notch formation due to salt fretting on valley cliffs in an inland region of Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 23, pp. 7-10.
  57. Matsukura, Y., Obanawa, H. and Mizuno, K. (1998) Is the angle of repose of cohesionless granular materials comparable to the angle of shearing resistance? Sci. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, Sec. A, vol. 19, pp. 1-10.
  58. Matsukura, Y., Tanaka, Y., Hachinohe, S. and Kim Tae-Ho (1998) Hogback and glacis pediment in Mount Dalma, Korea. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 24, pp. 13-17.
  59. Matsukura, Y. and Onda, Y. (1999) The depth of avalanching on a slope composed of dry granular assemblies evaluated by tilting test. Transactions of the Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 20, pp. 551-558.
  60. Oguchi, C. T., Hatta, T. and Matsukura, Y. (1999) The weathering rates through 40,000 years based on the changes in rock properties of porous rhyolite. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part A, vol. 24, pp. 861-870.
  61. Oguchi, C. T. and Matsukura, Y. (1999) Microstructural influence on strength reduction of porous rhyolite during weathering. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, NF. Suppl. Bd. 119, pp. 91-103.
  62. Matsukura,Y. and Hirose, T. (1999) Five-year measurement of weight loss of rock tablets due to weathering on a forested hillslope of a humid temperate region. Engineering Geology, vol. 55/1-2, pp. 69-76.
  63. Oguchi, C. T. and Matsukura, Y. (1999) The effect of porosity on the increase in weathering-rind thickness of andesite gravels. Engineering Geology, vol. 55/1-2, pp. 77-89.
  64. Matsukura, Y. and Takahashi, K. (1999) A new technique for rapid and nondestructive measurement of rock-surface moisture content: preliminary application to weathering studies of sandstone blocks. Engineering Geology, vol. 55/1-2, pp. 113-120.
  65. Matsukura, Y., Waragai, T. and Oguchi, C. T. (1999) Estimation of growth rates of coastal tafoni in tuff at Oku-Matsushima. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 25, pp. 19-22.
  66. Matsukura, Y. and Oguchi, C. T. (1999) Chemical dissolution and hardness reduction of weathering rinds on sanukitoid-andesite blocks. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 25, pp. 23-26.
  67. Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (1999) Pediment and related landforms in Korea. Geogr. Review of Japan, 72-B, pp. 173-180.
  68. Matsukura, Y. (2000) Formation of tafoni-like depression in the coastal spray zone: A quantitative approach to the effect of weathering. Transactions of the Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 21, pp. 31-38.
  69. Matsukura Y. and Tanaka, Y. (2000) Effect of rock hardness and moisture content on tafoni weathering on granite of Mount Doeg-sung, Korea. Geografiska Annaler, vol. 82A, pp. 59-67.
  70. Matsukura, Y., Asano, Y. and Komatsu, Y. (2000) Some geotechnical properties of clayey soils of serpentinite. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 26, pp. 21-23.
  71. Oguchi, C. T. and Matsukura, Y. (2000) Spatial distribution of salt efflorescence on brick wall in the Shimoren Kiln, central Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 26, pp. 25-29.
  72. Tanaka, Y., Kim, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2000) Runoff characteristics in small mountainous basins with granite and gneiss bedrocks. Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, vol. 35, pp. 641-648. (in Korean with English abstract)
  73. Matsukura, Y., Hirose, T. and Oguchi, T. C. (2001) Rates of chemical weathering in porous rhyolites: 5-year measurements using weight-loss method. Catena, vol.43, pp. 343-349.
  74. Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2001) Some characteristics of Korean granite and gneiss landforms. Transactions of the Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 22, pp. 361-379.
  75. Matsukura, Y. (2001) Rockfall at Toyohama Tunnel of Japan in 1996: effect of notch growth on instability of coastal cliff. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol. 60, pp. 285-289.
  76. Matsukura, Y. (2001) Calibration of rock-surface moisture content using an infrared optical moisture metre: the relationship between absorbance intensity and moisture content of several types of rock. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 27, pp. 7-10.
  77. Matsukura, Y., Hashizume, K. and Oguchi, T. C. (2002) Effect of microstructures and weathering on the strength anisotropy of porous rhyolite. Engineering Geology, vol.63, pp. 39-47.
  78. Wakatsuki, T., Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2002) Effect of lithological properties of bedrocks on structures of soil layers and soil slip depth and slope angle of shallow soil slips of granite and gneiss slopes in Korea. Transactions of the Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 23, pp. 223-236.
  79. Oguchi, T.C., Matsukura, Y. and Kuchitsu, N. (2002) Environmental and seasonal influence on the spatial distribution of salt efflorescence and weathering on brick kiln walls. Transactions of the Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 23, pp. 335-348.
  80. Tanaka, Y., Matsukura, Y. and Kim Tae-Ho (2002) Difference in runoff characteristics between granite and gneiss mountainous basins, Korea. Transactions of the Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 23, pp. 349-355.
  81. Hayakawa, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2002) Recession rates of waterfalls: a brief review. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 28, pp. 1-4.
  82. Sugiyama, M. and Matsukura, Y. (2002) Rock control on the formation of earth pillars in Jodo-matsu Park, Kooriyama City, Fukushima, Japan. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 28, pp. 5-10.
  83. Matsukura, Y. and Terada, K. (2003) The depth of avalanching on a slope composed of granular materials: laboratory tilting tests. Sci. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, Sec. A, vol. 24, pp. 1-16.
  84. Hayakawa, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2003) Recession rates of waterfalls in Boso Peninsula, Japan and a predictive equation. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 28, pp. 675-684.
  85. Matsukura, Y., Aoki, H., and Aoki, H. (2003) Rockfall at Karita-san, Nagano in 1992: instability of an andesite quarry face. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 29, pp. 17-20.
  86. Matsukura, Y., Oguchi, C. T. and Kuchitsu, N. (2004) Salt damage to brick kiln walls in Japan: spatial and seasonal distribution of efflorescence and moisture content. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol.63, pp.167-176.
  87. Wakasa, S., Matsuzaki, H., Horiuchi, K., Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2004) Exposure ages deduced from cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al produced in situ: application to granite domes and tors in Korea. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, vol. 223-224, pp. 628-632.
  88. Hayakawa, Y., Aoki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2004) Recession rates of Kaminari Falls in the upper Matsukawa River, Takayama Village, Nagano Prefecture. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 30, pp. 21-25.
  89. Matsukura, Y., Aoki, H., Hattanji, T. and Kuchitsu, N. (2004) Equotip hardness for weathered surface layer of tuffaceous sandstone at gYagurah artificial caves in Kamakura City. Ann. Rep. Inst. Geosci. Univ. Tsukuba, no. 30, pp. 27-32.
  90. Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2004) Comparative study on the runoff process of granite drainage basins in Korea and Mongolia. The Korean of Quaternary Research, vol. 18, pp. 67-73.
  91. Wakatsuki, T., Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2005) Soil slips on weathering-limited slopes underlain by coarse-grained granite or fine-grained gneiss near Seoul, Republic of Korea. Catena, vol. 60, pp. 181-203.
  92. Tanaka, Y., Matsukura, Y., Batnasan, N. and Tyvshinjargal, D. (2005) Distinct runoff processes in granite and sandstone drainage basins near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Environmental Geology, vol. 47, pp. 640-646.
  93. Takizawa, S., Kamai, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2005) Fruid pathways in shearing zone of kaolin sediments subjected to the direct shear test. Engineering Geology, vol. 78, pp. 135-142.
  94. Obanawa, H., Onda, Y., Moriwaki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2005) Factors affecting sedimentary outflow from talus slope by debris flow: a laboratory experiment. Geographical Review of Japan, vol.78, pp. 859-866.
  95. Matsukura, Y. and Obanawa, H. (2005) Effects of grain diameter and packing condition on the depth of avalanching on a slope composed of dry granular materials. Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences, No.1, pp. 19-25.
  96. Sunamura, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Laboratory test of bedrock abrasion by sediment-entrained water flow: a relationship between abrasion rate and bedrock strength. Transactions Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 27, pp. 85-94.
  97. Matsushi, Y., Hattanji, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Mechanisms of shallow landslides in soil-mantled hillslopes with permeable and impermeable bedrocks in the Boso Peninsula, Japan. Geomorphology, vol. 76, pp. 92-108.
  98. Hattanji, T., Onda, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Thresholds for bedload transport and channel initiation in the chert area, Ashio Mountains, Japan: An empirical approarch from hydrogeomorphic observations. Journal of Geophysical Research ? Earth Surface, vol. 111, F02022, doi:10.1029/2004JF000206.
  99. Oguchi, T.C., Matsukura, Y., Shimada, H. and Kuchitsu, N. (2006) Application of weathering susceptibility index to salt damage on a brick monument. In Fort, R., Alvarez de Buergo, M, Gomez-Heras and Vazquez-Calvo (eds) Heritage, Weathering and Conservation, volume 1, Taylor & Francis Group plc, London, pp.217-227.
  100. Obanawa, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Mathematical modeling of talus development. Computer and Geosciences, vol. 32, pp.1461-1478.
  101. Wakasa, S., Matsuzaki, H., Tanaka, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Estimation of episodic exfoliation rates of rock sheets on a granite dome in Korea based on cosmogenic nuclide analysis. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 31, pp. 1246-1256.
  102. Yokoyama, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Field and laboratory experiments on weathering rates of granodiorite: separation of chemical and physical processes. Geology, vol. 34, pp.809-812.
  103. Kogure, T., Aoki, H., Maekado, A., Hirose, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Effect of development of notches and tension cracks on instability of limestone coastal cliffs in the Ryukyus, Japan. Geomorphology, vol. 80, pp. 236-244.
  104. Matsushi, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Cohesion of unsaturated residual soils as a function of volumetric water content. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, vol. 65, pp.449-455.
  105. Matsushi, Y., Wakasa, S., Matsuzaki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Long-term denudation rates of actively uplifting hillcrests in Boso Peninsula, Japan, estimated from depth profiling of in situ-produced cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al. Geomorphology, vol. 82, pp.283-294.
  106. Matsukura, Y., Hattanji, T., Oguchi, C. T. and Hirose, T. (2006) Rates of weathering of porous rhyolites: ten-year measurements using the weight-loss method. Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences, No.2, pp.3-8.
  107. Nisihyama, K. and Matsukura, Y. (2006) Weathering rates and mechanisms causing changes of rock properties of sandstone. 10th Congress International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG2006), Paper Number 276, 6p.
  108. Matsukura, Y., Hattanji, T., Oguchi, C. T. and Hirose, T. (2007) Ten year measurement of weight-loss of rock tablets due to weathering in a forested hillslope of a humid temperate region. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, N.F., vol. 51 Supplementary Issue 1, pp. 27-40.
  109. Aoki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2007) Effect of rock strength and location heights on growth of tafoni-like depression at sandstone blocks used for a masonry bridge pier in the coastal spray zone: an example of Yayoi Bridge at Aoshima Island in Japan. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, N.F., vol. 51 Supplementary Issue 1, pp. 115-132.
  110. Matsukura, Y., Maekado, A., Aoki, H., Kogure, T. and Kitano, Y. (2007) Surface lowering rates of uplifted limestone-terraces estimated from the height of pedestals on a subtropical island of Japan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 32, pp. 1110-1115.
  111. Song, W., Ogawa, N., Oguchi, C. T., Hatta, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2007) Effect of Bacillus subtilis on granite weathering: A laboratory experiment. Catena, vol. 70, pp. 275-281.
  112. Sunamura, T., Takahashi, K. and Matsukura, Y. (2007) A simple indicator for susceptibility of rocks to salt weathering. Transactions, Japanese Geomorphological Union, vol. 28, pp. 257-263.
  113. Matsushi, Y. and Matsukura, Y. (2007) Rainfall thresholds for shallow landsliding from pressure-head monitoring: two cases with permeable and impermeable bedrocks in the Boso Peninsula, Japan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 32, pp. 1308-1322.
  114. Aoki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2007) A new technique for non-destructive field measurement of rock-surface strength: an application of an Equotip hardness tester to weathering studies. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, vol. 32, pp. 1759-1769.
  115. Wakatsuki, T. and Matsukura, Y. (2008) Lithological effects in soil formation and soil slips on weathering-limited slopes underlain by granitic bedrocks in Japan. Catena, vol. 72, pp. 153-168.
  116. Aoki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2008) Estimating the unconfined compressive strength of intact rocks from Equotip hardness. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment, vol. 67, pp. 23-29.
  117. Hayakawa, Y., Obanawa, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2008) Post-volcanic erosion rates of Shomyo Falls in Tateyama, central Japan. Geografiska Annaler, vol. 90A, pp. 65-74.
  118. Matsushi, Y., Matsuzaki, H. and Matsukura, Y. (2008) Potential of in situ-produced cosmogenic nuclides for quantifying strength reduction in soil-mantled hillslope. Quarternary Geochronology, vol. 3, pp. 262-267.
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