My publications


56. Kitamura, A., Ito, M., Sakai, S., Y. Yokoyama, Miyairi, Y., in press. Identification of tsunami deposits using a combination of radiometric dating and oxygen-isotope profiles of articulated bivalves. Marine Geology.


55. Ando, M., Kitamura, A., Tu, Y, Ohashi, Y., Imai, T., Nakamura, M., Ikuta, R., Miyairi, Y., Yokoyama Y. and Shishikura, M. 2018. Source of high tsunamis along the southernmost Ryukyu trench inferred from tsunami stratigraphy. Tectonophysics, 722, 265-276.


54. Kitamura, A., Imai, T., Mitsui, Y., Ito, M., Miyairi, Y., Yokoyama, Y. Tokuda Y. 2017. Late Holocene uplift of the Izu Islands on the northern Zenisu Ridge off Central Japan. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science.


53. Hyodo, M., Bradák, B., Okada, M., Katoh, S., Kitaba, I, Dettman, D., Hayashi, H., Kumazawa, K., Hirose, K., Kazaoka, O., Shikoku, K. and Kitamura, A. 2017. Millennial-scale northern Hemisphere Atlantic-Pacific climate teleconnections in the earliest Middle Pleistocene. Scientific Reports. 7, Article number: 10036  doi:10.1038/s41598-017-10552-2


52. Kitamura, A., Imai, T., Miyairi, Y., Yokoyama, Y. and Iryu, Y. 2017. Radiocarbon dating of coastal boulders from Kouzushima and Miyakejima Islands off Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Japan: implications for coastal hazard risk. Quaternary International. 456, 28-38.


51. Ota, Y., Kawahata, H., Murayama, M., Inoue, M., Yokoyama, Y., Miyairi, Y., Aung, T., Hossain, H. M. Z., Suzuki, A., Kitamura, A., Moe, K. T. 2017. Effects of intensification of Indian Summer Monsoon during the past 700 years on sediments deposited in the northern Andaman Sea. Journal of Quaternary Science, 32, 4, 528-539.


50. Chiu Wing-tung R., Yasuhara, M., Iwatani, H., Kitamura, A., Fujita, K., 2017. Response of subtropical submarine-cave ecosystem to Holocene cave development and Asian monsoon variability. Paleobiology. page 1 of 10 DOI: 10.1017/pab.2016.53


49. Kitamura, A., 2016. Examination of the largest-possible tsunamis (Level 2 tsunami) generated along the Nankai and Suruga troughs during the past 4000 years based on studies of tsunami deposits from the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. 3:12 DOI: 10.1186/s40645-016-0092-7日本語要旨


48. Kitamura, A., Mitsui, Y., Kawate, S., Kim, H. Y., 2015. Examination of an active submarine fault off the southeast Izu Peninsular, central Japan, using field evidence for co-seismic uplift and a characteristic earthquake model. Earth, Planets and Space. 67:197 DOI 10.1186/s40623-015-0367-z


47. Chiu Wing-tung R., Yasuhara, M., Iwatani, H., Kitamura, A., Fujita, K., 2015. An enigmatic Holocene podocopid ostracod from a submarine cave, Okinawa, Japan: "living fossil" or adaptive morphotype? Journal of Systematic Palaeontology. DOI:10.1080/14772019.2015.1094754


46. Gallagher S., Kitamura, A., Iryu Y., Itaki, T., Koizumi, I., Hoiles, P., 2015. The Pliocene to Recent History of the Kuroshio and Tsushima Currents: a multi-proxy approach. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science. Open Access 和文表題「鮮新世から現世までの黒潮と対馬海流の歴史:マルチプロキシーアプローチ」日本語要旨 2017Most Accessed Paper Awards


45. Kitamura, A., Ohashi, Y., Ishibashi, H., Miyairi, Y., Yokoyama, Y., Ikuta, R., Ito, Y., Ikeda, M., Shimano, T., 2015. Holocene geohazard events on the southern Izu Peninsula, central Japan. Quaternary International, 397, 541-554 Open Access


44. Hyodo, M., Kato, S., Kitamura, A., Takasaki, K., Matsushita, H., Kitaba, I., Tanaka, I., Nara, M., Matsuzaki, T., Dettman D. L. and Okada, M., 2015. High resolution stratigraphy across the early-middle Pleistocene boundary from a core of the Kokumoto Formation at Tabuchi, Chiba Prefecture, southeast Japan. Quaternary International, 397, 16-26.


43. Ishiwa, T., Yokoyama, Y., Miyairi, Yosuke, Obrochta S., Sasaki, T., Kitamura, A., Suzuki, A., Ikehara, M., Ikehara, K., Kimoto, K., Bourgeth, J. and Matsuzaki, H., 2015. Reappraisal of sea-level lowstand during the Last Glacial Maximum observed in Bonaparte Gulf sediments. Quaternary International, 397, 373-379.


42. Kitamura, A., 2015. Constraints on eustatic sea-level changes during the Mid-Pleistocene Climate Transition: evidence from the Japanese shallow-marine sediment record. Quaternary International, 397, 417-421.


41. Kitamura, A., Tamaki, C., Miyairi, Y., Yokoyama, Y. and Mori, H., 2014. Possible cavern-forming activity at millennial time scales and its impact on variations in submarine cave environments and habitat availability, Okinawa, Japan. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. 76, 164-172.


40. Kitamura, A. and Kobayashi, K., 2014. Geologic evidence for prehistoric tsunamis and coseismic uplift during the AD 1854 Ansei-Tokai earthquake in Holocene sediments on the Shimizu Plain, central Japan. The Holocene, 24, 814–827. DOI: 10.1177/0959683614530447


39. Kitamura, A., Koyama M., Itasaka K., Miyairi Y., and Mori, H., 2014. Abrupt Late Holocene uplifts of the southern Izu Peninsula, central Japan: Evidence from emerged marine sessile assemblages. Island Arc, 23, 51–61. DOI: 10.1111/iar.12059


38. Kitamura, A., Fujiwara, O., Shinohara, K., Akaike, S., Masuda, T., Ogura, K., Urano, Y., Kobayashi, K., Tamaki, C. and Mori, H., 2013. Identifying possible tsunami deposits on the Shizuoka Plain, Japan and their correlation with earthquake activity over the past 4000 years. The Holocene, 23, 1682-1696. DOI: 10.1177/0959683613505345


37. Kitamura, A., Kobayashi, K., Tamaki, C., Yamamoto, N., Irino, T., Miyairi, Y. and Yokoyama, Y., 2013. Evidence of recent warming in the Okinawa region, subtropical northwestern Pacific, from an oxygen isotope record of a cave-dwelling marine micro-bivalve. Paleontological Research, 17, 58-68. 2014年度日本古生物学会論文賞を受賞


36. Hoiles, P. W., Gallagher, S. J., Kitamura, A., Southwood, J. M., 2012. The evolution of the Tsushima Current during the early Pleistocene in the Sea of Japan: An example from Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 47. Global and Planetary Change. 92–93, 162-178.


35. Kitamura, A., Ikehara, K., Katayama, H., Koshino, A., 2011. Changes in molluscan assemblages and sediment type in the outer shelf of the Japan Sea since 13,000 years BP. Paleontological Research, 15, 37-42.


34. Omori, A., Kitamura, A., Fujita, K., Honda, K. and Yamamoto, N., 2010. Reconstruction of light conditions within a submarine cave during the past 7,000 years based on the temporalvand spatial distribution of algal symbiont-bearing large benthic foraminifers.  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 292, 443-452.


33. Kitamura, A., Tada, K., Sakai, S., Yamamoto, N., Ubukata, T., Miyaji, T. and Kase, T., 2011. Age and growth of Glossocardia obesa, a “large” bivalve in a submarine cave within a coral reef, as revealed by oxygen isotope analysis. The Veliger, 51, 59-65.


32. Yamamoto, N., Kitamura, A., Irino, T., Kase, T. and Ohashi, S., 2010. Climatic and hydrologic variability in the East China Sea during the last 7,000 years based on oxygen isotope records of the submarine cavernicolous micro-bivalve Carditella iejimensis. Global and Planetary Change, 72, 131-140.


31. Kitamura, A., 2009. Early Pleistocene evolution of the Japan Sea Intermediate Water. Journal of Quaternary Science. 24, 880-889.


30. Yamamoto, N., Sakai S. and Kitamura, A., 2009. Evaluation of the δ18O value of the submarine cavernicolous micro-bivalve Carditella iejimensis as a proxy for palaeotemperature. Paleontological Research, 13, 279-284.


29. Yamamoto, N., Kitamura, A., Ohmori, A., Morishima,Y. Toyofuku, T. and Ohashi, S., 2009. Long-term changes in sediment type and cavernicolous bivalve assemblages in Daidokutsu submarine cave, Okinawa Islands: evidence from a new core extending over the past 7,000 years. Coral Reefs. 28, 967–976.


28. Ubukata, T., Kitamura, A., Hiramoto M., Kase, T., 2009. A 5,000-year fossil record of larval shell morphology of submarine cave microshells. Evolution, 63, 295-300.


27. Yamamoto, N., Kitamura, A., Irino, T., Kase, T. and Ohashi, S., 2008. Reconstruction of paleotemperatures in Northwest Pacific over the past 3,000 years from δ18O values of the micro-bivalvia Carditella iejimensis found in a submarine cave. Global and Planetary Change, 62, 97-106.


26. Kitamura, A., Hiramoto, M., Kase, T., Yamamoto, N., Amemiya, M. and Ohashi, S., 2007. Changes in cavernicolous bivalve assemblages and environments within a submarine cave in Okinawa Islands during the last 5,000 years. Paleontological Research, 11, 161-180.


25. Kitamura, A., Yamamoto, N., Kase, T., Ohashi, S., Hiramoto, M., Fukusawa, H., Watanabe, T., Irino, T., Kojitani, H., Shimamura, M. and Kawakami, I. 2007. Potential of submarine-cave sediments and oxygen isotope composition of cavernicolous micro-bivalve as a late Holocene paleoenvironmental record. Global and Planetary Change, 55, 301–316.


24. Kitamura, A. and Kimoto, K., 2007. Eccentricity cycles shown by early Pleistocene planktonic foraminifers of the Omma Formation, Sea of Japan. Global and Planetary Change, 55, 273–283.


23. Tanabe, S., Saito, Y., Vu, Q. L., Hanebuth, T. J. J., Ngo, Q. L. and Kitamura, A., 2006. Holocene evolution of the Song Hong (Red River) delta system, northern Vietnam. Sedimentary Geology, 187, 29-61.


22. Kitamura, A. and Kimoto, K., 2006. History of the inflow of the warm Tsushima Current into the Sea of Japan between 3.5 and 0.8 Ma. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 236, 355-366.


21. Kitamura, A. and Kawagoe, T., 2006, Eustatic sea-level change at the mid-Pleistocene climate transition: New evidence from the Japan shallow-marine sediment record. Quaternary Science Review, 25, 323-335.


20. Yum, J-G., Yu, K-M., Takemura, K.,Naruse T., Kitamura, A., Kitagawa, H., Kim, J-C., 2004. Holocene Evolution of the Outer Lake of Hwajinpo Lagoon on the Eastern Coast of Korea; Environmental Changes with Holocene Sea-Level Fluctuation of the East Sea (Sea of Japan). Radiocarbon, 46, 797-808.


19. Wang, Z., Saito, Y., Hori, K., Kitamura, A. and Chen, Z., 2005, Yangtze offshore, China: highly laminated sediments from the transition zone between subaqueous delta and the continental shelf. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 62, 161-168.


18. Hori, K., Tanabe, S., Saito, Y., Haruyama, S., Nguyen, V. and Kitamura, A., 2004, Delta initiation and Holocene sea-level change: example from the Song Hong (Red River) delta, Vietnam. Sedimentary Geology, 164, 237-249.


17. Kitamura, A., 2004, Effects of seasonality, forced by orbital-insolation cycles, on offshore molluscan faunal change during rapid warming in the Sea of Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 203, 169-178. 


16. Kitamura, A. and Ubukata, T., 2003, The sequence of local recolonization of warm-water marine molluscan species during a deglacial warming climate phase: a case study from the early Pleistocene of the Sea of Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 199, 83-94.


15. Tanabe, S., Hori, K., Saito, Y., Haruyama, S., Vu. V., P. and Kitamura, A., 2003, Song Hong (Red River) delta evolution related to millennium-scale Holocene sea-level changes. Quaternary Science Reviews, 22, 2345-2361.


14. Chen, Z., Saito, Y., Hori, K., Zhao, Y. and Kitamura, A., 2003, Early Holocene mud-ridge formation in the Yangtze offshore, China: a tidal-controlled estuarine pattern and sea-level implications. Marine Geology, 198, 245-257.


13. Kitamura, A., Tominaga, E. and Sakai, H., 2002, Subaqueous sand blow deposits induced by the 1995 Hyogo-ken Nambu Earthquake, Japan. The Island Arc, 11, 1-9.


12. Saito, T., Iizuka, A., Kitamura, A., Ohta, H., 2001, Geological approach to the void ratio of aged clays based on Bjerrum’s hypoyhesis. Journal of the Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, 32, 153-164.


11. Kitamura, A., Takano, O., Takada, H., and Omote, H., 2001, Late Pliocene-early Pleistocene paleoceanographic evolution of the Sea of Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 172, 81-98.


10. Kitamura, A., Omote, H. and Oda, M., 2000. Molluscan response to early Pleistocene rapid warming in the Sea of Japan. Geology, 28, 723-726.


9. Kitamura, A., Matsui, H. and Oda, M., 2000. Constraints on the timing of systems tract development with respect to sixth-order (41 ka) sea-level changes: an example from the Pleistocene Omma Formation, Sea of Japan. Sedimentary Geology, 131, 67-76. 


8. Kitamura, A., Matsui, H. and Oda, M., 1999. Change in the thickness of the warm Tsushima Current at the initiation of its flow into the Sea of Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 152, 305-318.


7. Kitamura, A., 1998, Glaucony and carbonate grains as indicators of the condensed section: Omma Formation, Japan. Sedimentary Geology, 122, 151-163.


6. Beu, A. and Kitamura, A., 1998. Exposed coasts vs sheltered bays: contrast between New Zealand and Japan in the molluscan record of temperature change in Plio-Pleistocene cyclothems. Sedimentary Geology, 122, 129-149.


5. Kondo, Y., Abbott, S. T., Kitamura, A., Naish, T., Kamp, P. J. J., Kamataki, T. and Saul, G. S., 1998. The relationship between shellbed type and sequence architecture: Examples from Japan and New Zealand. Sedimentary Geology, 122, 109-127.


4. Kitamura, A., Kimoto, K. and Takayama, T., 1997, Reconstruction of the thickness of the Tsushima Current in the Sea of Japan during the Quaternary from molluscan fossils. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 135, 51-70.


3. Kitamura, A., Kondo, Y., Sakai, H., and Horii, M., 1994, Cyclic changes in lithofacies and content in the early Pleistocene Omma Formation, Central Japan related to the 41,000-year orbital obliquity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 112, 345-361.


2. Cronin, T. M., Kitamura, A., Ikeya, N., Watanabe, M. and Kamiya, T., 1994, Late Pliocene climate change 3.4-2.3 Ma: Paleoceanographic record from the Yabuta Formation, Sea of Japan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 108, 437-455.


1. Kitamura, A., 1991, Paleoenvironmental transition at 1.2Ma in the Omma Formation, Central Japan. Transactions and Proceedings of the Palaeontological Society of Japan, 162, 767-780.