Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG33] Land-Ocean Interaction -Water and material cycle for coastal ecosystems-

Tue. May 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 202 (2F)

Convener:*Ryo Sugimoto(Faculty of Marine Biosciences, Fukui Prefectural University), Makoto Yamada(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Masahiko Ono(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University), Chair:Ryo Sugimoto(Faculty of Marine Biosciences, Fukui Prefectural University), Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University)

9:36 AM - 9:51 AM

[ACG33-03] Analyses of submarine groundwater discharge based on Radon-222 concentrations of the coastal water in Japan

*Makoto TANIGUCHI1, Hisami HONDA1, Masahiko ONO2, Takahiro HOSONO3, Yu UMEZAWA4, Ryo SUGIMOTO5, Makoto YAMADA1 (1.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 3.Kumamoto University, 4.Nagasaki University, 5.Fukui Prefectural University)

Keywords:submarine groundwater discharge, Radon, coastal groundwater

Radon-222 is one of the useful tracers for evaluating submarine groundwater discharge (SGD), because the groundwater has extremely high concentration in 222Rn compared with surface water. In this study, we attempted to compile and compare radon data observed in ten study areas in Japan, with SGD observed by seepage meters as well as local environmental parameters such as precipitation, gradient, permeability, basin area, tidal range, and others. We used geographical information system (GIS) and digital elevation model (DEM) to evaluate the characteristics of the basin. The highest 222Rn concentrations was recorded in Yuza (Northwestern Tohoku area) in Japan, where the highest SGD by seepage meter was observed. 222Rn concentrations increases with precipitation within the study areas of four bays in Yuza and four bays in Otsuchi. Multivariable analyses of driving factors of submarine groundwater discharge were performed in the ten study areas.