Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS28] High-resolution paleoclimate observatory network in East Asia-NW Pacific region

Wed. May 27, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM 202 (2F)

Convener:*Ryuji Tada(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The Univeristy of Tokyo), Takeshi Nakagawa(Ritsumeikan University), Ken Ikehara(Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Masanobu Yamamoto(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Chair:Kana Nagashima(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Research and Development Center for Global Change)

11:15 AM - 11:35 AM

[MIS28-02] Precise age determination of the marginal sea sediments recovered by IODP Expedition 346 "Asian Monsoon"

*Takuya SAGAWA1, Ryuji TADA2, Ken IKEHARA3, Tomohisa IRINO4, Takuya ITAKI3, Saiko SUGISAKI2, Yoshimi KUBOTA5, Akinori KARASUDA2, Xuan Chuang6, Yoshitaka NAGAHASHI7, Yasufumi SATOGUCHI8, Takeshi NAKAGAWA9, Richard W. Murray10, Carlos A. Alvarez-Zarikian11, 346, Scientists EXPEDITION11 (1.Faculty of Sciences, Kyushu University, 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The Univeristy of Tokyo, 3.Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Techn, 4.Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, 5.National Museum of Nature and Science, 6.School of Ocean and Earth Science, Univ. of Southampton, 7.Fukushima University, 8.Lake Biwa Museum, 9.Ritsumeikan University, 10.Earth & Environment, Boston University, USA, 11.Integrated Ocean Discovery Program, Texas A&M University)

Keywords:Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Expedition 346, East Asian monsoon, Dansgaard-Oeschger Cycle

High quality sediment sequences are recovered from seven sites in the marginal sea surrounded by the Eurasian Continent, Japanese islands, and Korean Peninsula during the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 346"Asian Monsoon." The sediment sequences from deeper sites are characterized by alternation of dark-light color layers of varied thickness from centimeter to tens of centimeter. Because the dark-light alternation pattern is common to all sites, correlations of the dark-light alternation among sites will provide us precise isochronous surfaces on millennial time-scale. We are trying to construct high precision age model by combining correlations of sediment sequences and several kinds of age constraints, i.e. magnetostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and tephrochronology. When this is achieved, the well-dated sedimentary records along depth and latitudinal transects will tell us a new insight concerning the East Asian monsoon system during the Quaternary.
Time relationship between the dark layer deposition in the marginal sea and well-dated paleoclimate records is also a key to understand the climate system in terms of the cause-and-effect relationship. In order to investigate this, we propose to construct precise age model by correlating marine sediment off the Wakasa Bay and the varve sediment of Lake Suigetsu using tephra layers as well as invisible "micro tephra" preserved in both sediments. Recently, macrofossil radiocarbon data from the varve sediment of Lake Suigetsu is adopted into the calibration curve IntCal13. Therefore, the correlation between marine and Suigetsu sediments will allow us to investigate time relationship of the dark layer deposition with Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles.