Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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

[A-CG23] Coastal Ecosystems - 1. Water Cycle and Land-Ocean Interactions

Tue. May 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 301A (3F)

Convener:*Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University), 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), Chair:Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University), Masahiko Ono(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

[ACG23-04] Location estimation of submarine groundwater discharge from Mt. Fuji in Suruga Bay (III)

*Yasuhide Muranaka1, Takafumi Kamitani1, Akira Ito1, Koichi Ohyama1, Masayuki Watanabe2, Masahiko Ono3, Atsunao Marui3 (1.Shizuoka Institute of Environment and Hygiene, 2.Industrial Research Institute of Shizuoka Prefecture, 3.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Keywords:submarine groundwater discharge (SGD), Mt. Fuji, remotely operated vehicle (ROV), water quality analyses

Around the foot of Mt. Fuji, the main flow passages of groundwater are thought to be in the Younger Fuji volcano, which consists of the pervious basaltic lavas in new volcanic stage. Especially, the Fujikawa-kako fault zone, which stretches south to north in the southwestern side of Mt. Fuji, has a potentially effect on the local groundwater flow system into Suruga Bay. Therefore, precipitation at Mt. Fuji have been considered to be discharging partly from seabed in Suruga Bay and making a great impact on the biological production at the coastal sea area.
For the purpose of contribution to make sense of the rich coastal ecosystem in Suruga Bay, we conducted a survey for submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) in Oku-Suruga Bay: from the mouth of the Fuji River, at which the fault is found, to Tagonoura, where the lavas of the Younger Fuji volcano are distributed from 100 to 200 m below sea level. We tried to estimate some locations of SGD from bottom topography, condition of seabed and geological structure by using multibeam sonar, side scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler, respectively. We also used a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) for photographing for the image of the extrapolated spring points, sampled seawater containing sea bottom spring water and conducted water quality analyses. In this presentation, we introduce our works noted above.