Nishida Prize for Promotion of Geo- and Planetary Science

Michiyo Yamamoto-Kawai


Chemical oceanographic studies on the mixing of water masses of different origins and material cycles in the Arctic Ocean

A list of five major papers

Yamamoto-Kawai, M., N. Tanaka, and S. Pivovarov, Freshwater and brine behaviors in the Arctic Ocean deduced from historical data of δ18O and Alkalinity (1929-2002 A.D.), J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10003, 2005.

Yamamoto-Kawai, M., E. C. Carmack, and F. A. McLaughlin, Nitrogen balance and Arctic throughflow, Nature, 443, 43, 2006.

Yamamoto-Kawai, M., F. A. McLaughlin, E. C. Carmack, S. Nishino, and K. Shimada, Aragonite undersaturation in the Arctic Ocean: effects of ocean acidification and sea ice melt, Science, 326, 1098-1100, 2009.

Yamamoto-Kawai, M., F. A. McLaughlin, E. C. Carmack, S. Nishino, K. Shimada, and N. Kurita, Surface freshening of the Canada Basin, 2003-2007: river runoff versus sea ice meltwater, J. Geophys. Res., 114, 2009.

Yamamoto-Kawai, M., T. Mifune, T. Kikuchi and S. Nishino, Seasonal variation of CaCO3 saturation state in bottom water of a biological hotspot in the Chukchi Sea, Arctic Ocean, Biogeosciences, 13, 6155-6169, 2016.


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