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updated on 30 Oct. 2017

Research Plans of GEOTRACES Japan

Process Studies

Process studies will investigate a particular process relevant to the cycling of trace metal and isotopes. Those studies should be endorsed by GEOTRACES SSC as a GEOTRACES study.
Criteria for Establishing GEOTRACES Process Studies is shown here in PDF.
Plan and status of the process studies of GEOTRACES Japan are introduced in the following table. Responsible researcher of GEOTRACES in each study is kindly requested to provide update information on the cruise to JODC with the form of pre/post cruise metadata at its e-mail address: jodc (a) jodc.go.jp.

Year Ship
(Platform)
Cruise ID Status PI of
Cruise
CS forGEOTRACES Period Area
2006 R/V Professor Khromov KH-06 (GIPY9) Done J. Nishioka (Hokkaido Univ.) J. Nishioka (Hokkaido Univ.) 13 Aug - 12 Sep 06 Western part of the Sea of Okhotsk, around Kuril strait
2007 R/V Professor Khromov KH-07 (GIPY12) Done J. Nishioka (Hokkaido Univ.) J. Nishioka (Hokkaido Univ.) 9 Aug - 12 Sep 07 Western part of the Sea of Okhotsk, around Kuril strait
2010 Hakuho-Maru KH-10-02 (GP03) Done J. Zhang (Univ. of Toyama) J. Zhang (Univ. of Toyama) 11 June - 23 July 10 Sea of Japan,
Northwest Pacific Ocean