Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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

[M-IS32] Drilling Earth Science

Sun. May 24, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 304 (3F)

Convener:*Saneatsu Saito(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Katsuyoshi Michibayashi(Institute of Geosciences, Shizuoka University), Tetsuro Hirono(Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of Science, Osaka University), Keita Umetsu(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Chair:Keita Umetsu(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology), Junichiro Kuroda(Institute for Research on Earth Evolution, )

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

[MIS32-03] Diatom analysis of IODP Exp.341 Site U1418 in the Gulf of Alaska

*Susumu KONNO1, Sei-ichiro SUGA1, Yusuke OKAZAKI1, Hirofumi ASAHI2, Akemi FUKUMURA3, Kenji M. MATSUZAKI4, Itsuki SUTO5 (1.Graduate School of Sciences, Kyushu University, 2.Korea Polar Research Institute, 3.Hokkaido university, 4.Geological Survey of Japan, AIST, 5.Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)

Keywords:IODP Exp.341, U1418, Diatom

In early summer 2013 (May, 29th-July, 29th), the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), Expedition 341, has drilled five sites along the transect from the distal end of the ice edge in southern Alaska until the proximal continental shelf, and the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) (Expedition 341 Scientists 2014; Suto et al., 2014).The geomorphology of the GOA shelf sea floor has been strongly influenced by active tectonics and glacial strata formation overprinted by glacial erosion (Carlson et al., 1982; Elmore et al., 2013). The GOA is rich in in terrigenous sediments and nutrients supplied by fresh water originated by ice cover melting. Until now, studies on sediment samples in the GOA coastal areas, indicate that sedimentation rate was very fast for the last glacial period (Jaeger et al., 2008; Davies et al., 2011).
The core collected from site U1418 revealed that only 1 Ma is reached at the depth of 900 m CCSF-B after the microfossils and paleo magnetism preliminary results (Expedition 341 Scientists 2014). In this study, we propose to report the offshore data obtained during the expedition, supplemented by the data obtained onshore.