Scientific Prospectus＞＞To be published
30 Sep to 30 Nov 2016
The Western Pacific Warm Pool (WPWP) Expedition (based on IODP Proposal 799-Full2) aims to understand the interaction between climate and the WPWP from the middle Miocene to Holocene. A series of sites will be drilled in the western equatorial Pacific to investigate (1) the role and response of the WPWP to millennial climate variability during the late Quaternary, (2) changes in the WPWP and relation to monsoon activity on orbital timescales during the Pliocene-Pleistocene, (3) changes in the Indonesian Throughflow during the Pliocene-Pliestocene, and (4) the long-term evolution of WPWP sea surface temperature (SST) and water chemistry since the middle Miocene.
Sediments obtained from these sites will investigate the relationships between millennial-scale variability in the tropical Pacific and in the northern Atlantic; the controls on tropical Pacific SST and the SST gradient on various time scales; the response of the hydrologic cycle and the mechanisms controlling these variations; the evolution of the WPWP from the mid-Miocene Climate Optimum to the present; and the relationships between changes in the equatorial Pacific mean climate state and dynamical processes and how they relate to the Pliocene-Pleistocene transitions.
Science Party from J-DESC
Call for application now
Call for application
Requested Science Field
- structural geologists
- borehole geophysicists
- inorganic/organic geochemists
- other related field
17 Aug 2015
Carricurum vitae written in English should be attached to your application. If you are students, recommendation letter from your supervisor is necessary. On board supervisor is also required for master students.
Support for Japanese-based IODP Science Party
Invited science party is supported by J-DESC for several years, including:
- Pre-cruise Training：travel support for training before the cruise;
- Expedition：travel support for the expedition;
- After cruise work：analysis during the moratorium; and
- Post-cruise research：Research funding upto three years after the expedition