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2016

2016/12/08
Precursory Signal for Stagnant Bonin Slab to Penetration into Lower Mantle
- Implications of Unusually Deep Bonin Islands Earthquake on May 30, 2015 -
2016/12/07
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 366
- Mariana Convergent Margin & South Chamorro Seamount -
2016/11/30
International Continental Scientific Drilling Program Starts Oman Drilling Project
- To understand core-mantle boundary materials and properties -
2016/11/17
Postseismic Slip after 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Detected by Seafloor Observations
- Significant insight to understand the generation process of large earthquakes -
2016/11/16
Thermal Interaction of Mantle and Core Reproduced with Newly Developed Numerical Model
- Earth's Cooling Mechanisms Elucidated -
2016/11/11
Chikyu Okinawa Drilling Expedition
“Hydrothermal Sediments in Okinawa Trough III”
2016/11/11
International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 370 “T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto” Completed
2016/11/01
Lavas from Petit-spot Volcanoes Presents Direct Evidence of Metasomatism
- Clue to elucidate mantle heterogeneity and plate -
2016/10/19
Mechanism of Resilience in Communities with Different Size Distributions
-Underlying mechanism of biodiversity-productivity relationships Clarified -
2016/10/11
High-temperature Limit for Life beneath Deep-sea Vent
- Shed new lights on the distribution of the boundary microbial community -
2016/10/11
Ocean–atmosphere Coupling Model Better Reproduces Madden–Julian Oscillation
- Towards more accurate climate prediction -
2016/10/03
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 363
- Neogene and Quaternary records of Western Pacific Warm Pool paleoceanography -
2016/09/27
New Hypothesis of Birth of Continents
- Nishinoshima may be recreating the continental crust formation from a waterworld in the early Earth -
2016/09/06
New Theory for Mantle Recycling
- Traces of carbonates found in basalts from Earth's deep mantle -
2016/09/05
International Ocean Discovery Program Expedition 370 “T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto”
- Deciphering factors that constrain the extent of the deep biosphere in a subduction zone -
2016/08/31
Significant Correlations between Wet Removal Rates of Black Carbon and Accumulated Precipitation
- New findings for more accurate evaluation of black carbon impacts on global warming -
2016/08/26
Dense Field of Ferromanganese Nodules Found in Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone around Minamitorishima Island
- Clue to comprehensive understanding of genesis of oxide mineral resources -
2016/08/09
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 362
- The Sumatra Seismogenic Zone -
2016/08/04
New Supercontinent “Amasia” Could be Formed in Northern Hemisphere Within ca. 250 Million Years
- Significant advancement in understanding what drives continental drift -
2016/07/22
Tsunamigenic subduction structure identified in Southern Ryukyu Trench
- Based on observation of plate boundary faults and low-frequency earthquakes -
2016/07/22
Siberian Larch Forests Can Persist Despite Permafrost Melting under Forecasted Warming Trends
- A new model presents more accurate prediction of global climate changes -
2016/05/20
Miyagi-ken-Oki Earthquake May Occur within Shorter Time Interval
- Suggested by successful reproduction of the 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake characteristics -
2016/05/18
Symbiotic Bacteria Found on Outer Surface of Deep-sea Clam Eggs
-Successful on-board spawning induction of Calyptogena Okutanii -
2016/04/29
Decrease in Terrestrial Water Storage in Arctic Region
- Tundra is rapidly drying up due to summer warming -
2016/04/29
Arctic Marine Biological Hotspot Supported by Underwater Storage House of Organic Matters
- First observation of annual variations in phytoplankton biomass -
2016/04/28
Chikyu Completes International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 365
2016/04/21
Deep-sea microorganisms preferentially utilize D-amino acids
- Mystery of microorganisms in deep-sea world -
2016/04/14
New Method Developed for Multiyear Climate Prediction
- Improvement of multiyear climate prediction by incorporating both oceanic and atmospheric observations into climate model -
2016/03/31
Greenery Effect in Tokyo Bay Zone Analyzed by Ultra-high-resolution Numerical Simulations
- Contribute to sustainable environmental measures towards and beyond 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics -
2016/03/26
Discovery of Natural MgSiO3 Tetragonal Garnet in Shocked Chondritic Meteorite
- A new clue to explore asteroidal impact events and Earth's mantle mineralogy -
2016/03/18
Chikyu International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 365: NanTroSEIZE Shallow Megasplay LTBMS
2016/03/17
High-performance Simulations of Global Seismic Wave Propagation with Unprecedented Accuracy of 1.2 Seconds Seismic Period
- A big progress for Earth's internal structure research using theoretical seismograms -
2016/02/25
Sulfide-rich Chimney on Artificial Seafloor Rapidly Growing
-Kuroko-ore cultivation project to start on a full-scale-
2016/02/25
Snowfall Induces Arctic River Ice Decrease
- Quantitative Evaluation of Global Warming Impacts on River Ice -
2016/02/24
Resemblance of Whale Fall Fauna between Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
-SHINKAI 6500 research provides clue to elucidate
deep-sea chemosynthetic communities-
2016/02/20
World's First Ship-based Observations of Atmospheric Black Carbon Particles over Arctic Ocean
-Towards more sophisticated prediction of climate changes around the globe-
2016/02/09
Cobalt-rich Ferromanganese Crust Extended beyond 5,500m Depth in Ocean
- A big leap for elucidation of genesis -
2016/02/09
Chikyu Okinawa Drilling Expedition
“Hydrothermal Sediments in Okinawa Trough II”
2016/02/01
Parallel Worlds Could Exist in Ocean Circulations
-Ensemble experiments analyze interannual variability of the Kuroshio Extension-
2016/02/01
Methane Emission Level and Trend by Region May Need to be Revised
~New simulations suggest overestimation in East Asia and tropical regions~
2016/01/29
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 361
~Southern African Climates & Agulhas Current Density Profile~
2016/01/29
Argo’s Global Array of Profiling Floats Revealed Ocean Changes
-Fifteen years of ocean observations and further challenges-
2016/01/07
“Dakar Niño/Niña” Phenomenon Identified for First Time off West African Coast
~A new path to seasonal predictability~