JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EJ] Poster

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 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL7)

[ACC37-P03] Precise dating of cosmic ray events in the 17th century found by the analysis of beryllium-10 content in Antarctic ice core

*Hiroko Miyahara1, Kazuho Horiuchi2, Fuyuki Tokanai3, Toru Moriya3, Yusuke Yokoyama4, Hiroyuki Matsuzaki4, Hideaki Motoyama5 (1.Musashino Art University, 2.Hirosaki Univ., 3.Yamagata Univ., 4.The Univ. of Tokyo, 5.National Institute of Polar Research)

Keywords:Ice core, Cosmogenic nuclide, Solar activity

The records of beryllium-10 content in ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica have indicated five events of cosmic ray flux enhancement around the Maunder Minimum from the late 17th century to the early 18th century. These events are suggested to have occurred associated with the change in the heliospheric environment due to the disappearance of sunspots. In order to determine absolute ages of these events, we conducted high precision measurements of carbon-14 in tree rings. Although the peaks in carbon-14 content is strongly attenuated in carbon cycle, they have been detected by the measurement with 0.1% precision.