Understanding propagation mechanisms of global climate changes and the response of biogeochemical cycles to climate changes through the regional study of the Pacific and its adjacent seas.
Reconstruction of the past climate changes
Extending observational data toward the past by reconstructing climate variations with millennial, centennial, decadal time scale, using the paleo proxies recorded in marine and lake sediments and sediment trap samples.
Collaboration between paleo-proxy and climate model
Understanding climate propagation processes by comparing results between proxies and paleo climate model simulations.
Collaboration with Axel Timmermann and Laurie Menviel at IPRC, University of Hawaii and Ayako Abe-Ouchi and Megumi Chikamoto at RIGC, JAMSTEC.
More information: Press release
Developing new paleo proxy and cultivation of zoo- and phyto-plankton.
Lower panels: Living planktonic foraminifer species, Globigerinoides sacculifer (left), and Neogloboquadrina dutertrei (right).