JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CC Cryospheric Sciences & Cold District Environment

[A-CC37] [EJ] Ice cores and past environmental changes

Tue. May 23, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A08 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Kenji Kawamura(National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems), Nozomu Takeuchi(Chiba University), Ayako Abe-Ouchi(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Akane Tsushima(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

[ACC37-12] On the migration of Dome Fuji summit of East Antarctica over glacial - interglacial periods

*Shuji Fujita1,2, Kotaro Fukui3, Hideaki Motoyama1,2, Fumio Nakazawa1,2 (1.National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems(ROIS), 2.Department of Polar Science, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), 3.Tateyama Caldera Sabo Museum)

Keywords:Antarctica, ice sheet, ice core

Dome Fuji in East Antarctica is one of candidate areas for finding sites of "Oldest Ice" that has age beyond 106 years. In the Japanese Antarctic research program, this area was surveyed for long years since 1980's, focusing on glaciological study and ice core study. Two deep ice cores were drilled, once in 1990's and another in 2000's. For identification of proper sites for the oldest ice, we need to examine information of surface, internal and bottom conditions of the ice sheet. We are currently compiling data of radar sounding historically in this area. Main results are as follows. Strain pattern accumulated within the ice sheet was examined. The data was explainable if we assume that the dome summit was located somewhere in the southern direction from the present dome position in the past. In addition, snow deposition after the last glacial maximum (LGM) has steep spatial gradient; northern side has more accumulation rate. Contour map of the LGM surface of the ice sheet had highest summit in ~60 km south of present Dome Fuji, where we call the area as New Dome Fuji (NDF). We will show latest output of the data analysis.