Paper on the past lake-level changes in Lake Van (Turkey)

The manuscript representing the joint effort of the Swiss ICDP PaleoVan science crew has been published in Scientific Reports:

Tomonaga, Y., Brennwald, M. S., Livingstone, D. M., Kwiecien, O., Randlett, M.-È., Stockhecke, M., Unwin, K., Anselmetti, F. S., Beer, J., Haug, G. H., Schubert, C. J., Sturm, M., & Kipfer, R. (2017). Porewater salinity reveals past lake-level changes in Lake Van, the Earth’s largest soda lake. Sci. Rep., 7, 313, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00371-w.

In this manuscript we show that porewater salinity can be used to reconstruct major changes in the water volume of Lake Van (eastern Anatolia, Turkey) over a time span of 250’000 years.

Accepted – Article on the AlpTransit Ceneri Base Tunnel

The work related to our investigations in the AlpTransit Ceneri Base Tunnel has been accepted for publication! The un-edited version of the manuscript is already on-line.

Tomonaga, Y., Marzocchi, R., Pera, S., Pfeifer, H. – R., Kipfer, R., Decrouy, L., et al. Using noble-gas and stable-isotope data to determine groundwater origin and flow regimes: application to the Ceneri Base Tunnel (Switzerland). J. Hydrol., doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.043.

Just published – Article on the hydrothermal system close to Tokara Islands (JP)

Following manuscript has been published in Scientific Reports:

Wen, H., Sano, Y., Takahata, N., Tomonaga, Y., Ishida, A., Tanaka, K., Kagoshima, T., Shirai, K., Ishibashi, J., Yokose, H., Tsunogai, U., & Yang, T.F. (2016). Helium and methane sources and fluxes of shallow submarine hydrothermal plumes near the Tokara Islands, Southern Japan. Sci. Rep., 6, 34126, doi:10.1038/srep34126.

Press release of the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo (JP only).