Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

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Symbol A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CG Complex & General

[A-CG33] Land-Ocean Interaction -Water and material cycle for coastal ecosystems-

Tue. May 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM 202 (2F)

Convener:*Ryo Sugimoto(Faculty of Marine Biosciences, Fukui Prefectural University), Makoto Yamada(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Masahiko Ono(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University), Chair:Ryo Sugimoto(Faculty of Marine Biosciences, Fukui Prefectural University), Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University)

10:06 AM - 10:21 AM

[ACG33-05] Submarine groundwater discharge and nutrients state of around coastal seawater

*Hisami HONDA1, Shinji OHSAWA2, Ryo SUGIMOTO3, Teki HEN2, Taketoshi MISHIMA2, Makoto YAMADA1, Jun SHOJI4, Makoto TANIGUCHI1 (1.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, 2.Kyoto University, 3.Fukui Prefectural University, 4.Hiroshima University)

In recent years, the importance of nutrient input to the coastal seawater through submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) has been pointed out in several studies. The coastal area of Hiji town in Oita Prefecture, it is known that there is a submarine groundwater discharge. However, the effects of SGD-derived nutrients has not yet been clarified in this area. Therefore, we investigated the spatial distribution of SGD using radon-222 isotope as a groundwater tracer and assessed the impact on the nutrient (DIN and DIP) concentrations of surrounding seawater. In May 26-30, 2014, we monitored 222Rn and nutrients along the coast of Hiji. In addition, we collected the spring water on the land and the spring water of a salt water mixture discharged on the coast. As a results, 222Rn concentrations was clearly highest on SGD point. Nutrients concentrations around the SGD point were higher DIP concentrations than elsewhere and the N/P ratios lower than the Redfield ratio. These results imply that SGD is main source of DIP in coastal area of Hiji.