Article published in Scientific Reports: The conservative behavior of dissolved organic carbon in the southern Chukchi Sea


A scientific article written by Kazuki Tanaka, who completed his MSc at Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, has been published in Scientific Reports.

Mr. Tanaka and his supervisor, Dr. Youhei Yamashita (Associate Professor of Graduate School of Environmental Science) conducted a survey on dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the southern Chukchi Sea, together with several faculty members of ARC-HU, during the research cruise of T/S Oshoro-Maru in 2013. This study clarifies that conservative mixing, rather than local production and degradation, was an important factor controlling the DOM distribution in the surface waters of the Chukchi Sea during the early summer.

This research was partially supported by the Green Network of Excellence Program (GRENE Program), the Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS) Project, the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas, New Ocean Paradigm on Its Biogeochemistry, Ecosystem and Sustainable Use, and the Grant for Joint Research Program of the Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University.

Journal: Scientific Reports
Title of the article: The conservative behavior of dissolved organic carbon in surface waters of the southern Chukchi Sea, Arctic Ocean, during early summer
Authors: Kazuki Tanaka1, Nobuyuki Takesue1,2, Jun Nishioka2, Yoshiko Kondo3,4, Atsushi Ooki5, Kenshi Kuma5, Toru Hirawake5 & Youhei Yamashita1,6
1Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, 2Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, 3National Institute of Polar Research, 4Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University, 5Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, 6Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University

Please refer to the following webpage for more detailed information.

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep34123