5:33 PM - 5:36 PM
[MIS24-P06] Oxygen and carbon isotope records of foraminifera and depositional age from HR14-RC1408 core, Mogami Trough
3-min talk in an oral session
Keywords:Japan Sea, planktonic foraminifera, benthic foraminifera, oxygen isotope, carbon isotope, gas hydrate
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).