Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS17] Paleoclimatology and paleoceanography

Tue. May 24, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A04 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Tomohisa Irino(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Minoru Ikehara(Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi 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), Ryuji Tada(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The Univeristy of Tokyo), Takeshi Nakagawa(Ritsumeikan University), Akira Hayashida(Department of Environmental Systems Science, Doshisha University), Chair:Masaki Sano(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

[MIS17-25] Paleoenvironmental change associated with sea level drop during Marine Isotope Stage 3 in the Bonaparte Gulf

*Takeshige Ishiwa1,2, Yusuke Yokoyama1,2, Yosuke Miyairi1, Stephen Obrochta3, Minoru Ikehara4, Takenori Sasaki5, Katsuto Uehara6, Akihisa Kitamura7 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo, 2.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, the University of Tokyo, 3.Faculty of International Resource Sciences, Akita University, 4.Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University, 5.The University Museum, the University of Tokyo, 6.Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University, 7.Faculty of Science, Shizuoka University)

Keywords:Sea Level, Paleoenvironmental change, Radiocarbon dating

During the Marine Isotope Stage 3 (MIS 3), ice volume changed in the short period and increased to the maximum volume in the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). Accurate relative sea level records at far-field site, remote form ice-covered area, provide the ice volume information. However, the MIS 3 sea level records at far-field site are limited by the availability of dataset. The Bonaparte Gulf, northwestern Australia, is tectonically stable region and located at the far field. This Gulf has the carbonate platforms, which were exposed during the sea level lowstand. We show the paleoenvironmental change associated with sea level drop during MIS 3 using the marine sediments core from the Bonaparte Gulf. The primary information for the timing of exposure is calcium variation standardized by titanium. Total organic carbon, C/N ratios, and 14C age offset (offset between the carbonate and organic matter age) also provide the paleoenvironmental information on the exposure of carbonate platform. We concluded that sea level drop occurred at ca. 26 ka, which is consistent with previous works as Huon Peninsula records. This drop is associated with Heinrich event 2.