Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

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[JJ] Oral

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

[A-CG42] Coastal Ecosystems - 1. Water Cycle and Land-Ocean Interactions

Thu. May 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 201B (2F International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Ryo Sugimoto(Faculty of Marine Biosciences, Fukui Prefectural University), Jun Shoji(Hiroshima University), Makoto Yamada(龍谷大学経済学部, 共同), Masahiko Fujii(Faculty of Environmental Earth Science), Chairperson:Shoji Jun, Fujii Masahiko

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

[ACG42-04] Submarine groundwater discharge from Mt. Fuji in Suruga Bay(5)

*Yasuhide Muranaka1, Takafumi Kamitani1, Noriaki Fushimi1, Rika Koda1, Masahiko Ono2, Atsunao Marui2 (1.Shizuoka Institute of Environment and Hygiene, 2.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

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

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. Most of rainfall and melted snow have been considered to be percolating into underground, turning to groundwater, flowing down in the layers of the Younger Fuji volcano and partly discharging from seabed in Suruga Bay. 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 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.