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)

5:36 PM - 5:39 PM

[MIS34-P16] Oxygen isotopic records of the stalagmite KA01 from Kiriana in Mie Prefecture, Japan

3-min talk in an oral session

*Taiki MORI1, Akihiro KANO1, Tomomi SONE2, Chuan-chou SHEN3, Kenji KASHIWAGI4 (1.Kyushu University, 2.Marine works Japan, 3.National Taiwan University, 4.Toyama University)

It has been considered that the stalagmite oxygen isotope is reflected from rainfall intensity of the water reserve area. Especially, the records from south China have been treated as proxy of the intensity of the East Asian Summer Monsoon (EASM). However, some resent studies suggested that the Chinese stalagmite records rather indicate the change in proportion of the Indian Monsoon from southwest and the Asian Monsoon from southeast. In Japanese Islands located at the east margin of the Asian Monsoon area, the rainfall during summer is almost exclusively brought from EASM. Thus, the EASM intensity was more directly recorded in the Japanese stalagmites than in the Chinese stalagmites.
We studied the stalagmite KA01, a 35-cm-long specimen that has been formed from 12.6 ka to 1.3 ka. KA01 and some Chinese records share similar features, such as higher values around 12 ka, depressed intensity during 7-9 ka, and the trend change from increasing to decreasing at 2.8 ka. However, KA01 exhibits smaller amplitude of the isotopic change than the Chinese specimens. The reduced amplitude of KA01 was likely attributed to the shorter distance of the vapor transportation, which reflected on the condensation ratio. Thus, our isotopic profile of KA01 is probably more faithful record of the EASM and therefore can be valuable for considering the Holocene evolution of the East Asian climate system.