Supporting Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
- Takuji Waseda, Hideaki Murayama, and Visiting Professor Takashi Kikuchi
Measurement and analysis of ice navigation performance of Shirase and sea ice characteristics around Showa station
Japan has a long history of Antarctic observations, dating back to 1910. Since the formation of the Antarctic Regional Observation Corps in 1956, it has been conducted continuously, and various observation data have been obtained mainly around Syowa Station in Antarctica, where its impact on climate change is concerned. In this project, the state of sea ice around Syowa Station will be grasped through analysis of sea ice observation data by the Antarctic Area Observation Team, analysis of ship hull behavior data in the ice sea, analysis of sea ice samples, and analysis of satellite observation data. , Aiming at elucidation of its fluctuation mechanism. The Department of Marine Technology and Environmental Studies conducts measurement and analysis of ship navigation performance and research on sea ice and waves through voyage to Antarctica by the world's leading powerful icebreaker, Shirase.