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)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[MIS34-03] Oxygen isotope analysis of speleothem water inclusion: glacial temperatures reconstruction

*Ryu UEMURA1, Masashi NAKAMOTO1, Satoru MISHIMA1, Ryuji ASAMI2, Masakazu GIBO1, Kousuke MASAKA1, Chen Jin-Ping3, Chung-Che Wu3, Yu-Wei Chang3, Chuan-Chou Shen3 (1.University of the Ryukyus, 2.University of the Ryukyus, 3.Dept. of Geosci., National Taiwan University)

Keywords:stalagmite, speleothem, fluid inclusion, oxygen isotope, CRDS

Speleothem inclusion water isotopic compositions are promising new climatic proxies. The applicability, however, is limited by low water content and challenging analytical difficulties. We have developed a precise and accurate isotopic technique based on cavity ring-down spectroscopy with a low sample-amount requirement of 20-260 nL of inclusion water from only 77-286 mg of stalagmite deposits in Gyokusen Cave, Okinawa Island, Japan. The 1σ reproducibility is ±0.24permil for δ18O and ±1.8permil for δD. The isotope values of inclusion water samples from the two most recently layers are within the expected range of isotopic monitoring data for drip water and rainwater at the island.