Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information


Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CC Cryospheric Sciences & Cold District Environment

[A-CC29] Ice cores and past environmental changes

Tue. May 26, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM 301A (3F)

Convener:*Kenji Kawamura(National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems), Minoru Ikehara(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University), Nozomu Takeuchi(Chiba University), Ayako Abe-Ouchi(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Chair:Minoru Ikehara(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University), Nozomu Takeuchi(Chiba University)

5:45 PM - 5:48 PM

[ACC29-P02] State dependence of climatic instability from ice-core records over the past eight glacial cycles

3-min talk in an oral session

*Kenji KAWAMURA1, FUJI ICE CORE PROJECT, Members DOME1 (1.National Institute of Polar Research)

Keywords:Dome Fuji ice core, Abrupt climate change, Millennial-scale variability

Climatic variability on millennial timescales with bipolar seesaw pattern during glacial period has been documented in palaeoclimatic records, but their frequencies and relationships with mean climatic state are still unclear. Here we investigate the long-term characteristics of such variability using a new 700,000-year ice core record from Dome Fuji, East Antarctica, combined with another long Antarctic record. The 103- to 104-year warming events over the past eight glacial-interglacial cycles are most frequent when Antarctic temperature is slightly below average, equivalent to an intermediate climate during glacial periods. With the ice core data and climate modeling, we suggest that the prerequisite for the most frequent climate instability with bipolar seesaw pattern during the late Pleistocene is not only the extent of continental ice sheets but also low CO2. North Atlantic cooling sets high sensitivity of AMOC and climate to small perturbations such as moderate freshwater anomaly.