Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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

[M-IS21] Global climate and ecosystem change driven by Southern Ocean and Antarctic Ice Sheet

Wed. May 27, 2015 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM 301A (3F)

Convener:*Minoru Ikehara(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University), Yoshifumi Nogi(National Institute of Polar Research), Kay I. Ohshima(Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University), Chair:Minoru Ikehara(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University)

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

[MIS21-09] Biogeochemical study in the sea ice area of the Southern Ocean

*Daiki NOMURA1, Gen HASHIDA2, Takeshi TAMURA2, Kay. I. OHSHIMA1 (1.Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, 2.National Institute of Polar Research)

Keywords:Sea ice, Polar ocean, Southern Ocean, Biogeochemical cycles

Sea ice has rarely been considered in estimates of global biogeochemical cycles, especially gas exchanges, because of the assumption that, in ice-covered seas, sea-ice acts as a barrier for atmosphere?ocean exchange. However, recent work has shown that sea ice and its snow cover play an active role in the exchange of gases between the ocean and atmosphere. Our results provide a useful reference for future studies as the ongoing drastic changes in polar climate and sea ice extent are likely to alter the biogeochemical cycles in polar ocean-sea ice-atmosphere system. In this presentation, we will show the preliminary results obtained at the international sea ice research by Aurora Australis off East Antarctica (SIPEX-II) in 2012 and a mid-winter sea ice cruise by Polarstern in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica (AWECS) in 2013. In addition, we will also show the ongoing research for the effect of Antarctic bottom water formation on the biogeochemical cycles in the Southern Ocean.