Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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

[M-IS17] Paleoclimatology and paleoceanography

Mon. May 23, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

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)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[MIS17-P14] cave air monitoring and oxygen isotopic variation in drip water at Inazumi Cave, Oita, Japan

*Tatsuro Shindoh1 (1.Graduate school of Earth and Planetary Science, Kyoto University)

Keywords:stalagmite, δ18O, paleoclimatology

One year cave air monitoring and isotopic analysis of drip water were conducted at Inazumi Cave, Oita, Japan from February 2014 to February 2015 to interpret the behavior of drip water’s δ18O. The monitoring and sampling water were done every month. For the cave air monitoring, cave air temperature (T-cave air), relative humidity (RH) and CO2 (pCO2-cave air) were measured. For sampling drip water, two different sampling methods were performed at two different drip sites, SS2 and SS3. At SS2, the drip water before and after hitting on handrails were sampled and named as SS2U, M2, M3 and L sequentially. At SS3, the water before contacting with cave air (WBCA) and the ones after contacting with cave air were sampled and named as SS3U and L. Meteoric water around Inazumi cave was also collected every month. For isotopic analysis, δ18O of drip water and meteoric water around the cave was measured.
As the result, T-cave air and RH were very stable through a whole year (16.2℃ for T-cave air and 100% for RH) while pCO2-cave air showed distinct seasonal variation: higher in summer and lower in winter. The δ18O of meteoric water showed seasonal trend and the one on August showed the lowest value (-13.23‰) and March was the highest (-4.68‰). The δ18O of the drip water at SS2, even though the drip water hit on the handrails, showed little sequential variations and very stable at all sampling points through a whole year (-8.00, -8.00, -8.01 and -7. 98 ‰, p<0.001 for SS2U, M2, M3 and L, respectively). Likewise, at SS3, WBCA, SS3U and SS3L showed stable δ18O (-8.04, -8.05 and -8.05 p<0.001 for WBCA, SS3U and SS3L respectively). δ18O of the drip water at SS2 and SS3 was plotted on/ close to the Meteoric Water Line made by the δ18O of meteoric water around Inazumi Cave, indicating that the drip water at Inazumi cave was originated from meteoric water around Inazumi cave and that the δ18O of meteoric water was mixed well in the host carbonate rock and homogenized δ18O of drip water was produced, offsetting seasonal variations of drip water’s δ18O. Besides, the mean δ18O of precipitation from May to October was the closet to the mean δ18O of drip water at SS2 and SS3, indicating that the δ18O of precipitation on August, showing the lowest δ18O, probably contributes to the overall mean δ18O of drip water.
Stalagmite farming is going to be initiated in the future to interpret how the δ18O of CaCO3 is changed and fractionated from the one of drip water.