JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS01] Tsunami deposit

convener:Daisuke Ishimura(Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University), Takashi Chiba(Faculty of Bioresource Sciences, Akita Prefectural University), Masaki Yamada(Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Shinshu University), Takashi Ishizawa(International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University)

[MIS01-P10] Temporal change in sedimentological and geochemical characteristics of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami deposits in the northeastern region of Fukushima Prefecture

*Kentaro Izumi1, Ikuro Narayama1, Tomoya Abe2 (1.Faculty & Graduate School of Education, Chiba University, 2.Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Keywords:tsunami deposits, temporal change, Fukushima Prefecture

To evaluate how sedimentological and geochemical characteristics of tsunami deposits temporally change, we collected samples of the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami deposits and the underlying and overlying deposits at several sites in northeastern region of Fukushima Prefecture. In this study, thickness, grain size, sedimentary structures and organic-matter content of the tsunami deposits were observed and analyzed. As a result, thicknesses of the tsunami deposits do not show significant temporal change from at least 2014 to 2019. In addition, soft-X observations show that laminae are observed in tsunami deposits at several sites, suggesting that original sedimentary structures have been preserved in the past nearly 8 years. On the other hand, grain-size and organic-matter analyses of the tsunami and underlying deposits revealed that at least some portions of the tsunami deposits have been transported into the underlying deposits, resulting in sediment homogenization. It is assumed that this sediment homogenization has been caused by bioturbation mainly of meiobenthos whose body size is similar to sediment grain size.