[MIS15-04] Accurate chronology and climatic reconstruction around MIS 11 from the Dome Fuji ice core
Keywords:Dome Fuji, Ice core, MIS11, Interglacial, Antarctica
Marine sediment cores from the northern North Atlantic region exhibit millennial-scale variations with abrupt climatic shifts and bipolar seesaw, during glacial periods and terminations in various proxy records. By correlating the millennial-scale changes recorded in the marine sediment cores (e.g. in sea surface temperature and ice-rafted debris) with those in the Dome Fuji ice core (CH4 concentration and d18O of ice), it may be possible to transfer the Dome Fuji chronology to the marine cores from the North Atlantic. We attempt to correlate planktonic δ18O and IRD records from marine core ODP 980 with the Dome Fuji CH4 around MIS 11, and constrain the durations of interglacial periods recorded in the marine core. However, the current resolution of the Dome Fuji gas records (measured at ~2-kyr intervals) is not sufficient to undoubtedly identify all millennial-scale events, thus we are conducting new measurements to improve the resolution of the gas records. In the presentation, we will show the results of the new measurements and synchronization, and discuss the timing, duration and possible mechanisms for the very long interglacial period 400-kyr ago.