Arata Kioka's Website

Assistant Professor
Department of Earth Resources Engineering

Peer-reviewed Publications

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Nanobubbles/Ultrafine bubbles
Hadal Trenches
Crystal Growth & Polymorphism
Lunar & Martian Surfaces
Social Physics
Submarine Mud Volcanism
Methane Hydrates
Solid Earth-Climate System Interaction
Ocean Drilling

Bachelor or Master's student advisee: 6
* Kioka as corresponding-author: 15


  1. Tabuchi, Y., Kioka, A.* & Yamada, Y. Water permeability of sunlit lunar highlands regolith using LHS-1 simulant. Acta Astronautica 213, 344–354 (2023).

  2. Yamamoto, N., Kioka, A.* & Yamada, Y. On the deposition and polymorphism of CaCO3 crystals in the presence of the tetrapod-shaped ZnO nanomaterials and polydimethylsiloxane composite. Results in Surfaces and Interfaces 12, 100138 (2023).

  3. Chu, M., Bao, R., Strasser, M., Ikehara, K. & 35 others incl. Kioka, A. Earthquake-enhanced dissolved carbon cycles in ultra-deep ocean sediments. Nature Communications 14, 5427 (2023).

  4. Katagiri, N., Kioka, A.*, Nonoyama, M. & Hayashi, Y. Inhibiting flow-accelerated copper corrosion under liquid jet impingement by utilizing nanobubbles. Surfaces and Interfaces 40, 103067 (2023).

  5. Komori, Y., Kioka, A.* & Nakagawa, M. Predictive Model for History Matching of Social Acceptance in Geothermal Energy Projects. Renewable Energy Focus 45, 192–200 (2023).


  1. Tagomori, K., Kioka, A.*, Nakagawa, M., Ueda, A., Sato, K., Yonezu, K. & Anzai, S. Air nanobubbles retard calcite crystal growth. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 648, 129319 (2022).

  2. Isaev, V., Kioka, A., Kotov, P., Sergeev, D. O., Uvarova, A. V., Koshurnikov, A. & Komarov, O. Multi‐Parameter Protocol for Geocryological Test Site: A Case Study Applied for the European North of Russia. Energies 15, 2076 (2022).

  3. Cornard, P.H., Moernaut, J., Moore, G., Kioka, A., Kopf, A., dos Santos Ferreira, C. & Strasser, M. Sequence stratigraphic evolution of the Kumano forearc basin during the last deglaciation: influence of eustatic and tectonically-controlled shelf morphology on deep-marine sediment dynamics. Sedimentary Geology 430, 106100 (2022).

  4. Nakagawa, M., Kioka, A. & Tagomori, K. Nanobubbles as Friction Modifier. Tribology International 165, 107333 (2022).

  5. Kioka, A.* & Strasser, M. Oceanic Trenches. In: Shroder, J.J.F. (Ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 8. Elsevier, Academic Press, pp. 882–900 (2022).  [PDF]


  1. Kioka, A.* & Nakagawa, M. Theoretical and experimental perspectives in utilizing nanobubbles as inhibitors of corrosion and scale in geothermal power plant. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF = 16.799; 2021) 149, 111373 (2021).

  2. Usami, K., Ikehara, K., Kanamatsu, T., Kioka, A., Schwestermann, T. & Strasser, M. The Link Between Upper-Slope Submarine Landslides and Mass Transport Deposits in the Hadal Trenches. In: Sassa, K., Mikoš, M., Sassa, S., Bobrowsky, P.T., Takara, K. & Dang K. (eds). Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk. WLF 2020. ICL Contribution to Landslide Disaster Risk Reduction. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, 361–367 (2021).

  3. Aikawa, A., Kioka, A.*, Nakagawa, M. & Anzai, S. Nanobubbles as corrosion inhibitor in acidic geothermal fluid. Geothermics 89, 101962 (2021).


  1. McHugh, C. M., Seeber, L., Rasbury, T., Strasser, M., Kioka, A., Kanamatsu, T., Ikehara, K. & Usami, K. Isotopic and sedimentary signature of megathrust ruptures along the Japan subduction margin. Marine Geology 428, 106283 (2020).

  2. Schwestermann, T., Huang, J., Konzett, J., Kioka, A., Wefer, G., Ikehara, K., Moernaut, J., Eglinton, T. I. & Strasser, M. Multivariate statistical and multi-proxy constraints on earthquake-triggered sediment remobilization processes in the central Japan Trench. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21, e2019GC008861 (2020).


  1. Kioka, A.*, Schwestermann, T., Moernaut, J., Ikehara, K., Kanamatsu, T., Eglinton, T. I. & Strasser, M. (2019). Event stratigraphy in a hadal oceanic trench: The Japan Trench as sedimentary archive recording recurrent giant subduction zone earthquakes and their role in organic carbon export to the deep sea. Frontiers in Earth Science 7, 319 (2019).

  2. Kioka, A.*, Tsuji, T., Otsuka, H. & Ashi, J. Methane concentration in mud conduits of submarine mud volcanoes: A coupled geochemical and geophysical approach. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20, 792–813 (2019). [TOP DOWNLOADED PAPER 2018–2019 in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems]

  3. Isaev, V. S., Koshurnikov, A. V., Pogorelov, A., Amangurov, R. M., Podchasov, O., Sergeev, D. O., Buldovich, S. N., Aleksyutina, D. M., Grishakina, E. A. & Kioka, A.* Cliff retreat of permafrost coast in south-west Baydaratskaya Bay, Kara Sea, during 2005–2016. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 30, 35–47 (2019). [TOP DOWNLOADED PAPER 2018–2019 in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes]

  4. Kioka, A.*, Schwestermann, T., Moernaut, J., Ikehara, K., Kanamatsu, T., McHugh, C. M., dos Santos Ferreira, C., Wiemer, G., Haghipour, N., Kopf, A. J., Eglinton, T. I. & Strasser, M. Megathrust earthquake drives drastic organic carbon supply to the hadal trench. Scientific Reports 9, 1553 (2019). [Press release] [Live Science] [TOP 100 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS: Earth Science papers in 2019]

  5. Kioka, A.* Geological Occurrence and Morphological Feature of Submarine Mud Volcanoes: A brief review. J. Geol. Soc. Jpn 126(1), 17–28 (2019). [in Japanese w/ English Abstr.]
    喜岡新.世界の海底泥火山の分布と山体形態に関する一考察.地質学雑誌,126,17–28 (2020).


  1. Ohde, A., Otsuka, H., Kioka, A. & Ashi, J. Distribution and depth of bottom-simulating reflectors in the Nankai subduction margin. Earth, Planets and Space 70, 60 (2018).

  2. Chhun, C., Kioka, A., Jia, J. & Tsuji, T. Characterization of hydrate and gas reservoirs in plate convergent margin by applying rock physics to high-resolution seismic velocity model. Marine and Petroleum Geology 92, 719–732 (2018).

  3. Gulick, S. P. S., Jaeger, J. M., Mix, A. C. & 34 others incl. Kioka, A. Mid-Pleistocene climate transition drives net mass loss from rapidly uplifting St. Elias Mountains, Alaska. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (IF=12.779; 2021) 112(49), 15042–15047 (2015).

  4. Kioka, A.* & Ashi, J. Episodic massive mud eruptions from submarine mud volcanoes examined through topographical signatures. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 8406–8414 (2015).  [DATA]

  5. Walczak, M. H., Mix, A. C., Willse, T., Slagle, A., Stoner, J. S., Jaeger, J., Gulick, S., Levay, L., Kioka, A. & the IODP Expedition 341 Scientific Party. Correction of non-intrusive drill core physical properties data for variability in recovered sediment volume. Geophysical Journal International 202(2), 1317–1323 (2015).

  6. Kioka, A.*, Ashi, J., Sakaguchi, A., Sato, T., Muraoka, S., Yamaguchi, A., Hamamoto, H., Wang, K. & Tokuyama, H. Possible mechanism of mud volcanism at the prism-backstop contact in the western Mediterranean Ridge Accretionary Complex. Marine Geology 363, 52–64 (2015). [ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles in Marine Geology in Jan–Mar 2015, Apr–June 2015 & July–Sep 2015]

  7. Konno, S., Asahi, H., Belanger, C. L., Fukumura, A., Gupta, S. M., Kioka, A., Matsuzaki, K. M., Nakamura, A., Ojima, T., Romero, O. E., Suto, I. & IODP Expedition 341 Scientists. Has the Gulf of Alaska been the diatom-rich ocean since Plio-Pleistocene?—IODP 341 Alaska cruise microfossil report. Kaseki (Fossils) 97, 1–2 (2015). [in Japanese]

  8. Fink, H. G., Strasser, M., Römer, M., Kölling, M., Ikehara, K., Kanamatsu, T., Dinten, D., Kioka, A., Fujiwara, T., Kawamura, K., Kodaira, S., Wefer, G. & R/V Sonne SO219A Cruise Participants. Evidence for Mass Transport Deposits at the IODP JFAST-Site in the Japan Trench. In: Krastel, S., et al. (Eds), Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research Series, Springer, 37, 33–43 (2014).

  9. Strasser, M., Kölling, dos Santos Ferreira, C., Fink, H. G., Fujiwara, T., Henkel, S., Ikehara, K., Kanamatsu, T., Kawamura, K., Kodaira, S., Römer, M., Wefer, G. & the R/V Sonne Cruise SO219A and JAMSTEC Cruise MR12-E01 scientists (incl. Kioka, A. as one of the R/V Sonne Cruise SO219A group authors). A Slump in the Trench: Tracking the impact of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake. Geology 41, 935–938 (2013).