JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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B (Biogeosciences ) » B-BC Biogeochemistry

[B-BC03] Earth and Planetary Science Frontiers for Life and Global Environment

convener:Yoshinori Takano(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)), Yohey Suzuki(Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Shingo Kato(RIKEN), Keisuke Fukushi(Institute of Nature & Environmental Technology, Kanazawa University)

[BBC03-P04] Verification of ice-mineralization process: formation of authigenic carbonates in alkaline lakes during freezing condition in south Mongolia.

*TAKUMA KITAJIMA1, Keisuke Fukushi2,1, Baasansuren Gankhurel1, Yasuhito Sekine4, Masahiro Yoda3,4, Davaadorj Davaasuren5 (1.kanazawa university, 2.Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology Kanazawa University, 3.the university of Tokyo, 4.Earth-Life Science Institute, 5.National University of Mongolia)

Keywords:carbonate, alkaline lake, mineralization

Alkaline lakes have functions of absorption of atmospheric CO2 to natural water and fixation of dissolved carbonate by mineralization. Therefore, it has been considered that alkaline lakes located in arid area inside the continents play important roles in carbon cycle on the earth surface (Finley et al., 2015; Fukushi and Matsumiya, 2018). Generally, formation of carbonate minerals was caused by evaporation of lake water under dry environment. However, alkaline lakes in cold inland area are frozen in winter. Frozen lakes cannot evaporate because it is isolated from the air.

Freezing of lake water causes the increase of the ion concentrations because almost most of the ions are excluded from ice to solution. Inland closed lakes don’t have inflow and outflow rivers of which situation is almost same with evaporation. Therefore, the mineralization can be also caused by freezing process.

In this study, we have examined “ice-mineralization” process in the alkaline lakes from the observations of water chemistry from summer to winter in Mongolia.