Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2019

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[J] Poster

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS14] Global climate change driven by the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Mon. May 27, 2019 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall8, Makuhari Messe)

convener:Osamu Seki(Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University), Akira Oka(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Ryu Uemura(University of the Ryukyus), Ryosuke Makabe(National Institute of Polar Research)

[MIS14-P13] Geological insights into formation of Conrad Rise, Southern Ocean: Preliminary geological results of R/V Hakuho-maru KH-19-1 cruise

*Hiroshi Sato1, Masakazu Fujii2,3, Hiroki Matsui4, Minoru Ikehara4 (1.School of Business Administration, Senshu University, 2.NIPR, 3.SOKENDAI, 4.Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University)

Keywords:Conrad Rise, Southern Ocean, KH-19-1 cruise

Conrad Rise is one of plateaus situated at the Indian-sector of the Southern Ocean. Origin of the rise are considered to be a sort of the Large Igneous Provinces or hotspot. Previously Borisova et al. (1996) reported alkaline igneous rocks which have similar geochemical signature to the Kelgueren Plateau. However, detailed investigations have not been performed until our recent study. We performed geological and geophysical investigations during three R/V Hakuho-maru cruises, KH-10-7, KH-16-1, and KH-19-1. Particularly, we had five dredge operations during KH-10-7 and KH-19-1 cruises and obtained geological (and biological) materials that have important keys to understanding the origin and development of Conrad Rise. Geological materials collected during KH-10-7 cruise had already reported by Ishizuka et al. (2011), Sato et al. (2012), and Kobayashi et al. (2013). In this presentation, we report preliminary results of recovered geological and biological materials during KH-19-1 cruise.

Two dredge operations were performed during KH-19-1 Leg 2 (16 Jan to 12 Feb 2019). Dredge site KH-19-1D4 is situated at one of peaks of unnamed small knoll that is located north of Ob seamount. Approximately 50 kg of geological and biological materials including igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks, and deep-sea coral were recovered. Dredge site KH-19-1D5 is situated at north-south trending spur on the northern slope of Ob seamount. Approximately 50 kg of materials including igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks, metamorphic rocks, deep-sea coral, and living shell were recovered.

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