Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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

[M-IS24] Gas hydrates in environmental-resource sciences

Wed. May 27, 2015 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Convention Hall (2F)

Convener:*Hitoshi Tomaru(Department of Earth Sciences, Chiba University), Akihiro Hachikubo(Environmental and Energy Resources Research Center, Kitami Institute of Technology), Sumito Morita(Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM

[MIS24-P06] Oxygen and carbon isotope records of foraminifera and depositional age from HR14-RC1408 core, Mogami Trough

*Saeko ISHIHAMA1, Takeshi OI2, Fumio AKIBA3, Toshihiko SUGAI4, Yoshitaka KAKUWA2 (1.Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History, 2.Gas Hydrate Research Laboratory, Meiji University, 3.Diatom MiniLab, 4.Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo)

Keywords:Japan Sea, planktonic foraminifera, benthic foraminifera, oxygen isotope, carbon isotope, gas hydrate

The eustatic sea level changes in the Late Quaternary have strongly affected the hydrography and environment of Japan Sea because of its geographical condition. Stable isotopes of foraminifera have played important roles in previous paleoceanographic studies of the Japan Sea. (Oba et al., 1991; Ishihama et al., 2014). For example during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), freshwater input to the Japan Sea has been assumed to cause the large negative excursion in d18O of planktonic foraminifera.
We analyzed oxygen and carbon isotope of both planktonic and benthic foraminifera with 1 core from Mogami Trough (HR14-RC1408: water depth approximately 830 m, core length 48m). Planktonic and benthic foraminifera from the >150 micrometer fraction were hand-picked, reacted with phosphoric acid at 90 degrees C and analyzed by a GV IsoPrime mass spectrometer at the Center for Advanced Marine Core Research (CMCR), Kochi University. HR14-RC1408 core can be correlated Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 1 to 9 from d18O of planktonic foraminifera. Negative excursions in d18O of planktonic foraminifera and the existence of Globigerinoides ruber, Neogloboquadrina incompta (dextral) and Globigerina bulloides (thin-walled form) in MIS 1, 5e, and 9 suggest the influx of Tsushima Warm Current. The large negative excursions in d18O of planktonic foraminifera implying freshwater input are recognized during the glacial maximum periods in MIS 2 and 6.

This research is a part of METI's project entitled "FY2014 Promoting research and development on methane hydrate". Isotopic analyses were performed under the cooperative research program of Center for Advenced Marine Core Reaserch (CMCR), Kochi University (Accept No. 14A010, 14B008).