20 (2): Japanese Paleoscience

Eds: Nakatsuka T, Tada R, Kawamura K & von Gunten L

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This newsletter features a cross-section of Japanese contributions to paleoscience. Thanks to recent technological progress, Japanese scientists now have access to many new sediment cores. Also, 400 years' worth of quantitatively reconstructed weather archives are providing insights into local weather and environmental conditions, which are feeding into current research projects. The newsletter also highlights recently held meetings, program news, and coming events.

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Special Section: Japanese Paleoscience


 > How does research in Japan contribute to the global body of paleoscientific knowledge? [p.59]
T. Nakatsuka, R. Tada and K. Kawamura

Science Highlights

 > Ocean circulation in the North Pacific during the last glacial termination [p.60-61]
Y. Okazaki, A. Timmermann, L. Menviel, M.O. Chikamoto, N. Harada and A. Abe-Ouchi

 > North Pacific - North Atlantic linkages during the Last Glacial Termination [p.62-63]
N. Harada, A. Timmermann, M. Sato, O. Seki, Y. Nakamura, K. Kimoto, Y. Okazaki, K. Nagashima, S.A. Gorbarenko, L. Menviel, M.O. Chikamoto and A. Abe-Ouchi

 > Teleconnection mechanism between millennial-scale Asian Monsoon dynamics and North Atlantic climate [p.64-65]
K. Nagashima and R. Tada

 > Latent 1500-year climate oscillation in the Holocene [p.66-67]
M. Yamamoto

 > The history of Lake Biwa drilling [p.68-69]
K. Takemura

 > Lake Suigetsu 2006 Varved Sediment Core Project [p.70-71]
T. Nakagawa and Suigetsu 2006 Project Members

 > Monsoon reconstruction in subtropical Asia from oxygen isotope ratios of tree-ring cellulose [p.72-73]
M. Sano, C. Xu, and T. Nakatsuka

 > Hydroclimate reconstruction in Indonesia over the last centuries by stalagmite isotopic analyses [p.74-75]
Y. Watanabe, T. Tagami, S. Ohsawa, K. Takemura and S. Yoden

 > River runoff over 2000 years in the arid Heihe River Basin, northwestern China [p.76-77]
K. Fujita and A. Sakai

 > Two centuries of climate events detected in coral records from Ishigaki and Ogasawara Islands, Japan [p.78-79]
A. Suzuki

 > Tracing the response of climate to galactic cosmic rays [p.80-81]
H. Miyahara, Y. Yokoyama, Y.T. Yamaguchi and T. Nakatsuka

 > Document-based reconstruction of past climate in Japan [p.82-83]
M. Zaiki, M.J. Grossman, and T. Mikami

 > Human-environment interaction and climate in the Japanese Archipelago [p.84-85]
T. Yumoto

Open Section

Science Highlights

 > An 800-year decadal-scale reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America [p.86-87]
E.R. Wahl, H.F. Diaz, V. Trouet and E.R. Cook

 > A pollen-based extension of the 800-year decadal- scale reconstruction of annual mean temperature for temperate North America dating back to 480 AD [p.87-88]
V. Trouet, H.F. Diaz, A.E. Viau and E.R. Wahl

Program News

 > Future Earth – Research For Global Sustainability [p.89]

 > Sea Ice Proxy Working Group (SIP) [p.90]

 > Solar Forcing – a new PAGES Working Group [p.91]

Workshop Reports

 > Arctic2k: Spatiotemporal Temperature Reconstruction [p.92]

 > 2nd Workshop of the PAGES Asia2k Working Group [p.93]

 > Synthesizing paleoclimatic data to reconstruct 2000 years of European/ Mediterranean temperature change [p.94]

 > Deciphering climatic and environmental signals from varved sediments by applying process-related studies [p.95]

 > A strategic plan for scientific drilling in the East African rift lakes [p.96]

 > Assessing the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet through ocean drilling [p.97]

 > Processes and Quaternary history of dust dynamics: low-latitude records and global implications [p.98]

 > Human-climate-ecosystem interactions: learning from the past [p.99-100]

 > Report on the PAGES/CLIVAR Intersection Panel Meeting [p.100]

 > Using paleoclimate model/data comparisons to constrain future projections [p.101]

 > The Paleo-ocean challenge: data meet models [p.102]

 > Paleoclimate modeling: an integrated component of climate change science [p.103]

 > Second International Cave Monitoring Workshop [p.104]

 > Climate Refugia: Joint Inference from Fossils, Genetics and Models [p.105]

 > Landscape Planning for the Future: Using fossil records to map potential threats, opportunities and likely future developments for biodiversity and ecosystem services [p.106]

 > Geoarcheological Workshop – Actual stage of the environmental archeology investigations in southern Poland and northern Czech Republic [p.107]

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