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2016

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~