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Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018 Vol.127 No.6

2018 Vol.127 No.6

Preikestolen in the Lysefjord, Southwestern Norway

The Lysefjord is a fjord located in Rogaland county, southwestern Norway. The length of the fjord is about 42 km and it is situated 25 km east of Stavanger city along the North Sea. The name ‘Lysefjord’ means light fjord because the wall of the fjord is composed of light-colored granite rocks. The fjord was eroded by the action of glaciers during the last glacial age, with cliffs curving more than 1000 m on both sides. The cliff height is about 600 m and the water depth is more than 400 m around Preikestolen, which is shown in the photograph. However, near Forsand, where the Lysefjord meets another fjord, the water depth is only 13 m, because of the deposition of till sediment of glacial origin. Preikestolen is the most popular sightseeing spot along the Lysefjord because of the spectacular vertical cliffs. The name Preikestolen means a church pulpit. BASE jumpers often leap from the cliff. Preikestolen is not located in an easily accessible place. It takes about one hour from Stavanger city by ferry and bus, then two hours hard walk.

(Photograph & Explanation: Hideaki MAEMOKU; August 16, 2014)

Original Article

Re-examination of the Ages of the Last Interglacial Marine Terraces
 and Crustal Movements Since the Last Interglacial Period
 along the Northern Sanriku Coast Based on Tephrochronology

Mayumi MIYAZAKI and Daisuke ISHIMURA

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 735.


Soil-forming Factors of Andosols after the Kikai-Akahoya Eruption
 in Takeshima, Kagoshima, Japan:
 From Relations with the Pleioblastus linearis Community

Yudzuru INOUE, Shinji SUGIYAMA, Hisashi OIWANE,
Toshiro YAMANAKA and Chitoshi MIZOTA

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 759.


End of Capitanian (Middle Permian) Patch Reef on a Shallow Marine Shelf
 in NE South China:
 Lithostrategraphy of Uppermost Iwaizaki Limestone
 in the South Kitakami Belt, NE Japan

Tomoyo TOBITA, Yukio ISOZAKI and Ryutaro HAYASHI

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 775.


Short Article

Formation Age and Cooling History of Kojaku Granite

Shigeru SUEOKA, Koji SHIMADA, Tsuneari ISHIMARU,
Tohru DANHARA, Hideki IWANO and Koshi YAGI

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 795.



Japanese Translation of “Dr. J. Rein’s Reise in Nippon, 1874”

Naotoshi YAMADA and Michiko YAJIMA

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 805.

J. Geogr.:Vol. 128 (2019) No. 3 p.477a

Severe Drought after an Absence of 37 Years Illustrated by Photographs and Figures:
 Comparison of Less Precipitation on Chichi-jima and Haha-jima
 in the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands from 2016 to 2017
 and Normal Precipitation in 2018


Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 823.


Trends of Geosciences after the Pacific War in Japan, 1945 to 1965 Part 6

Editorial Committee of History of Geosciences in Japan,
Tokyo Geographical Society

Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi), 2018, 127(6), 835.