JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS21] [JJ] Arctic and Antarctic Science and Future Plan

Wed. May 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 304 (International Conference Hall 3F)

convener:Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research), Atsuko Sugimoto(Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University), Shin Sugiyama(Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University), Chairperson:Tetsuo Sueyoshi(National Institute of Polar Research), Chairperson:Takuji Nakamura(National Institute of Polar Research)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[MIS21-06] Towards drilling of deep ice core exceeding 1 Ma for reconstructing past climate

*Kenji Kawamura1,2,3, Ice Core Consortium (1.National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems, 2.SOKENDAI, 3.JAMSTEC)

Keywords:Antarctic ice core, Climate change, Glacial-interglacial cycles

In the next phases of Antarctic glaciological research, National Institute of Polar Research together with Dome Fuji Ice Core Consortium (ICC) plans to perform various activities related to the third deep ice-core drilling in the vicinity of Dome Fuji, in order to obtain the “oldest ice” with age much older than 800 kyr. This is also a contribution to International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS), which defines the oldest ice project as most challenging. During the next six years (JARE Phase IX), we (i) investigate glaciological conditions (ice sheet surface conditions, englacial conditions and subglacial conditions) of the candidate site area; (ii) determine the exact location of the drilling site, and (iii) start pilot hole drilling, casing and shallow/middle range deep drilling. The drilling will then continue to reach the bedrock and obtain the old ice core.