Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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

[M-IS19] Arctic and Antarctic Science and Future Plan

Tue. May 24, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Atsuko Sugimoto(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University), Shin Sugiyama(Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[MIS19-P03] Drilling of deep ice core exceeding 800,000 years for reconstructing past climate

*Kenji Kawamura1,2, Shuji Fujita1,2, Kumiko Goto-Azuma1,2, Hideaki Motoyama1,2, . Dome Fuji Ice Core Consortium3 (1.National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems(ROIS), 2.The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 3.Dome Fuji Ice Core Consortium)

Keywords:Antarctica, ice sheet, ice core

In the next phase of the Antarctic research activities of Japan, National Institute of Polar Research along with Dome Fuji Ice Core Consortium (ICC) in Japan plan to perform various activities related to drilling of the “oldest ice” with age much older than 800 kyr ago, in the vicinity of Dome Fuji. We call the planned ice core as “the 3rd DF deep core”. In the near future, we aim to: (i) investigate glaciological conditions (ice sheet surface conditions, englacial conditions and subglacial conditions) of the candidate site area; (ii) determine the exact location of the drilling site and (iii) start to perform pilot hole drilling, casing and shallow/middle range deep drilling.