Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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

[M-IS34] Paleoclimatology and paleoceanography

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 301A (3F)

Convener:*Kazuyoshi Yamada(Museum of Natural and Environmental history, Shizuoka), Minoru Ikehara(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University), Tomohisa Irino(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Akira Oka(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Yusuke Okazaki(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University), Ikuko Kitaba(Research Centre for Palaleoclimatology, Ritsumeikan University), Akihisa Kitamura(Institute of Geosciences, Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University), Masaki Sano(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Takeshi Nakagawa(Ritsumeikan University), Akira Hayashida(Department of Environmental Systems Science, Doshisha University), Chair:Yusuke Okazaki(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Kyushu University)

5:27 PM - 5:30 PM

[MIS34-P10] Paleolimnological changes of Lake Maruwanminami-ike and Maruwan-Oike in Soya Coast, East Antarctica during the Holocene

3-min talk in an oral session

*Ijin KANG1, Kaoru KASHIMA2, Koji SETO3, Keisuke ITO4, Eisuke HONDA4, Yukinori TANI5, Takahiro WATANABE6, Toshio NAKAMURA7, Satoshi IMURA8, Genki I. MATSUMOTO9 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University, 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University, 3.Research Center for Coastal Lagoon Environments, Shimane University, 4.Graduate School of Studies in Human Culture, Otsuma Women's University,, 5.Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Shizuoka, 6.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University, 7.Center for Chronological Research, Nagoya University, 8.National Institute of Polar Research, 9.School of Social Information Studies, Otsuma Women's University)

Keywords:Antarctic coastal lakes, Paleoenvironment, Paleolimnology, Diatom analysis, the Holocene

The Antarctic Ice Sheet is the largest mass of ice on Earth. In the Antarctic Ice Sheet, there are huge amount of freshwater, approximately 60 % of all freshwater on earth. Furthermore, the present Antarctic Ice Sheet contains enough water to raise sea level almost sixty meters, so that only a small change in their volume would have a significant effect to the earth. Antarctic coastal lakes are invaluable archives of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment changes due to the retreat of Antarctic Ice Sheet. In Soya Kaigan (Coast) of Lutzow-Holm Bay region, there are many coastal lakes in ice-free areas. Hydrological changes of coastal lakes located below 20 m ASL from marine to freshwater environments are result from the recession of glaciers and subsequent isostatic uplift.
In this study, we estimate the Holocene environmental change of Soya Kaigan inferred from the analyses of a lake sediment core of Lake Maruwan-Oike (Mw4C-01) and Maruwanminami-ike (MwS4C-01) in Rundvagshetta ice-free area. We conducted Radiocarbon dating and Elemental Analyses by Matsumoto et al. (in prep) to carry out Total Carbon, Total Organic carbon, Total Nitrogen and Total Sulfur. In addition to these results, I clarify assemblage changes of fossil diatoms in the sediment core Mw4C-1 using a characteristic of diatoms living apart by water conditions such as salinity. From the results of diatom analyses and previous analyses, we will report about the Holocene hydrological and environmental changes in detail.