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National Institute of Polar Research
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Assistant Professor
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Geophysics Department, Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Tohoku University
Geophysics Department, Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Tohoku University

Published Papers

Laurie Menviel, Emilie Capron, Aline Govin, Andrea Dutton, Lev Tarasov, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Russell N. Drysdale, Philip L. Gibbard, Lauren Gregoire, Feng He, Ruza F. Ivanovic, Masa Kageyama, Kenji Kawamura, Amaelle Landais, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, Ikumi Oyabu, Polychronis C. Tzedakis, Eric Wolff, Xu Zhang
Geoscientific Model Development   12 3649-3685   Jan 2019
© 2019 The Author(s). The penultimate deglaciation (PDG, ∼ 138-128 thousand years before present, hereafter ka) is the transition from the penultimate glacial maximum (PGM) to the Last Interglacial (LIG, ∼ 129-116 ka). The LIG stands out as one of...
Ryu Uemura, Hideaki Motoyama, Hideaki Motoyama, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Jean Jouzel, Kenji Kawamura, Kenji Kawamura, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Shuji Fujita, Shuji Fujita, Takayuki Kuramoto, Takayuki Kuramoto, Motohiro Hirabayashi, Motohiro Hirabayashi, Takayuki Miyake, Hiroshi Ohno, Hiroshi Ohno, Koji Fujita, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Yoshinori Iizuka, Shinichiro Horikawa, Shinichiro Horikawa, Makoto Igarashi, Keisuke Suzuki, Toshitaka Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Fujii
Nature Communications   9    Dec 2018
© 2018 The Author(s). The δD temperature proxy in Antarctic ice cores varies in parallel with CO 2 through glacial cycles. However, these variables display a puzzling asynchrony. Well-dated records of Southern Ocean temperature will provide crucia...
Christo Buizert, Michael Sigl, Mirko Severi, Bradley R. Markle, Justin J. Wettstein, Joseph R. McConnell, Joel B. Pedro, Harald Sodemann, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Kenji Kawamura, Shuji Fujita, Hideaki Motoyama, Motohiro Hirabayashi, Ryu Uemura, Barbara Stenni, Frédéric Parrenin, Feng He, T. J. Fudge, Eric J. Steig
Nature   563 681-685   Nov 2018
© 2018, Springer Nature Limited. The mid-latitude westerly winds of the Southern Hemisphere play a central role in the global climate system via Southern Ocean upwelling 1 , carbon exchange with the deep ocean 2 , Agulhas leakage (transport of In...
Bernhard Bereiter, Bernhard Bereiter, Bernhard Bereiter, Kenji Kawamura, Kenji Kawamura, Kenji Kawamura, Jeffrey P. Severinghaus
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry   32 801-814   May 2018
Copyright © 2018 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Rationale: The global ocean constitutes the largest heat buffer in the global climate system, but little is known about its past changes. The isotopic and elemental ratios of heavy noble gases (krypton an...
Suganuma, Y., Haneda, Y., Kameo, K., Kubota, Y., Hayashi, H., Itaki, T., Okuda, M., Head, M.J., Sugaya, M., Nakazato, H., Igarashi, A., Shikoku, K., Hongo, M., Watanabe, M., Satoguchi, Y., Takeshita, Y., Nishida, N., Izumi, K., Kawamura, K., Kawamata, M., Okuno, J., Yoshida, T., Ogitsu, I., Yabusaki, H., Okada, M.
Quat. Sci. Rev.   191 406-430   May 2018   [Refereed]
Bernhard Bereiter, Bernhard Bereiter, Bernhard Bereiter, Sarah Shackleton, Daniel Baggenstos, Daniel Baggenstos, Kenji Kawamura, Kenji Kawamura, Kenji Kawamura, Jeff Severinghaus
Nature   553 39-44   Jan 2018
© 2018 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved. Little is known about the ocean temperature's long-term response to climate perturbations owing to limited observations and a lack of robust reconstructions. Althou...
Kazushi Noro, Shohei Hattori, Ryu Uemura, Kotaro Fukui, Motohiro Hirabayashi, Kenji Kawamura, Hideaki Motoyama, Norimichi Takenaka, Naohiro Yoshida
Geochemical Journal   52    Jan 2018
Copyright © 2018 by The Geochemical Society of Japan. To evaluate post-depositional loss from the snow surface and subsequent redistribution of nitrate, we determined the spatial variation of nitrate concentrations, as well as d 15 N and D 17 O v...
Julien Emile-Geay, Nicholas P. McKay, Darrell S. Kaufman, Lucien Von Gunten, Jianghao Wang, Kevin J. Anchukaitis, Nerilie J. Abram, Jason A. Addison, Mark A.J. Curran, Mark A.J. Curran, Michael N. Evans, Benjamin J. Henley, Zhixin Hao, Belen Martrat, Belen Martrat, Helen V. McGregor, Raphael Neukom, Gregory T. Pederson, Barbara Stenni, Kaustubh Thirumalai, Johannes P. Werner, Chenxi Xu, Dmitry V. Divine, Dmitry V. Divine, Bronwyn C. Dixon, Joelle Gergis, Ignacio A. Mundo, Takeshi Nakatsuka, Steven J. Phipps, Cody C. Routson, Eric J. Steig, Jessica E. Tierney, Jonathan J. Tyler, Kathryn J. Allen, Nancy A.N. Bertler, Jesper Björklund, Brian M. Chase, Min Te Chen, Ed Cook, Rixt De Jong, Kristine L. DeLong, Daniel A. Dixon, Alexey A. Ekaykin, Alexey A. Ekaykin, Vasile Ersek, Helena L. Filipsson, Pierre Francus, Mandy B. Freund, Massimo Frezzotti, Narayan P. Gaire, Narayan P. Gaire, Konrad Gajewski, Quansheng Ge, Hugues Goosse, Anastasia Gornostaeva, Martin Grosjean, Kazuho Horiuchi, Anne Hormes, Katrine Husum, Elisabeth Isaksson, Selvaraj Kandasamy, Kenji Kawamura, Kenji Kawamura, K. Halimeda Kilbourne, Nalan Koç, Guillaume Leduc, Hans W. Linderholm, Andrew M. Lorrey, Vladimir Mikhalenko, P. Graham Mortyn, Hideaki Motoyama, Andrew D. Moy, Andrew D. Moy, Robert Mulvaney, Philipp M. Munz, David J. Nash, David J. Nash, Hans Oerter, Thomas Opel, Anais J. Orsi, Dmitriy V. Ovchinnikov, Trevor J. Porter, Heidi A. Roop, Casey Saenger, Masaki Sano, David Sauchyn, Krystyna M. Saunders, Krystyna M. Saunders, Marit Solveig Seidenkrantz, Mirko Severi, Xuemei Shao, Marie Alexandrine Sicre, Michael Sigl, Kate Sinclair, Scott St George, Jeannine Marie St Jacques, Jeannine Marie St Jacques, Meloth Thamban, Udya Kuwar Thapa, Elizabeth R. Thomas
Scientific Data   4    Jul 2017
Reproducible climate reconstructions of the Common Era (1 CE to present) are key to placing industrial-era warming into the context of natural climatic variability. Here we present a community-sourced database of temperature-sensitive proxy record...
Gavin A. Schmidt, Jeff Severinghaus, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Richard B. Alley, Wallace Broecker, Ed Brook, David Etheridge, Kenji Kawamura, Ralph F. Keeling, Margaret Leinen, Kate Marvel & Thomas F. Stocker
Nature   547 E16-E17   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
Dome Fuji Ice Core Project Members (corresponding authors: Kawamura, K., Motoyama, H. and Abe-Ouchi, A.)
Science Advances   3 e1600446   Feb 2017   [Refereed]


Journal of environmental conservation engineering   40(4) 206-212   Apr 2011
Ice mill: First CO2 measurements with a new extraction method
Geophysical Research Abstracts   8 07444   2006
Earth and Planetary Science Letters   244(3-4) 672-682   2006
Science   311(5766) 1429   2006
Krypton and Xenon as indicators of convective zone thickness in firn at Megadunes, Antarctica
Eos Trans. AGU   86(52) PP33C-1590   2005
A tentative record of the last 1000 years of Greenland temperature from occluded air in the GISP2 ice core
Eos Trans. AGU   86(52) PP52A-0663   2005
Changes in the atmospheric methane concentration in the arctic and antarctic regions for the last 110,000 years deduced from NGRIP and Dome Fuji deep ice cores
Proceedings of the 7th Carbon Dioxide Conference   ,779-780    2005
The EPICA Dome C time scale EDC2 compared to time scales from polar ice cores and marine sediment cores
Geophysical Research Abstracts   7 08307   2005
Earth and Planetary Science Letters   229(3-4) 183-192   2005
Close resemblance between local summer insolation, O2/N2 and total air content from the Dome Fuji ice core, Antarctica
Eos Trans. AGU   85(47) C33C-0356   2004
CO2 record over Termination V from the EPICA Dome C ice core − comparison with Termination I
Geophysical Research Abstracts   6 02599   2004
The isotopic composition of trapped air in four Antarctic ice cores: comparing measurements with model predictions
Geophysical Research Abstracts   6 04319   2004
N2O and CH4 variations during the last glacial epoch: Insight into global processes
Global Biogeochemical Cycles   18(1) GB1020, doi:10.1029/2003GB002122   2004
国立極地研究所 平成14年度共同研究報告   ,44-45    2003
High resolution CO2 record over the last 1000 years from the EPICA Kohnen station ice core
Geophysical Research Abstracts   5 09926   2003
Holocene CO2 records from the EPICA Dome C and Kohnen station (DML) ice cores
Geophysical Research Abstracts   5 10775   2003
Response of nitrous oxide and methane to Dansgaard-Oeschger events
Geophysical Research Abstracts   5 05416   2003
Reconstruction of the atmospheric CO2 concentration history from an Antarctic deep ice core, Dome Fuji using a wet extraction technique: analysis procedures, dating of air in ice and concentration variations
Memoir of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue   57 72-85   2003
Reconstruction of past atmospheric CH4 concentration from the firn air data at Dome Fuji
Memoir of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue   57 153-160   2003
A bipolar comparison of deep ice cores from Antarctica (Dome Fuji) and Greenland (GRIP)
Memoir of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue   57 86-93   2003
雪氷   64(4) 365-374   2002
Carbon Dioxide Variations in the Stratosphere Over Japan, Scandinavia and Antarctic
Proceedings of the 6th International Carbon Dioxide Conference   ,23-26    2001
Reconstruction of past variations of δ13C in atmospheric CO2 from its vertical distribution observed in firn
Proceedings of the 6th International Carbon Dioxide Conference   ,194-196    2001
Variation of the CO2 concentration for the past 320,000 years deduced from the Dome Fuji deep ice core, Antarctica
Proceedings of the 6th International Carbon Dioxide Conference   ,55-58    2001
宇宙研報告 特集   40 55-66   2000
Variations of the carbon isotopic ratio in atmospheric CO2 over the last 250 years recorded in an ice core from H15, Antarctica
Polar Meteorology and Glaciology   14 47-57   2000
CO2, CH4 and N2O concentrations and d13C in CO2 and CH4 in the stratosphere over Scandinavia and Japan
Proc. of 21st Intern. Symp. Space Tech. and Sci.   2 1568-1571   1998
宇宙研報告 特集   34 102-120   1997
Geophysical Research Letters   24(23) 2989-2992   1997

Conference Activities & Talks

Considerations for drilling site of an oldest ice core around Dome Fuji, Antarctica, based on radar sounding, shallow coring and ice-flow modeling
KAWAMURA Kenji et al.
Japan Glaciological Society   Sep 2019   
Deep ice corings in Antarctica and Greenland
Kenji Kawamura, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Shuji Fujita, Fumio Nakazawa, Ikumi Oyabu, Hideaki Motoyama, Ayako Abe-Ouchi
JpGU   May 2019   
Spatial variation of surface mass balance over the last few millennia in the Dome Fuji area from the analyses of shallow ice cores
Kenji Kawamura, Ikumi Oyabu, Fumio Nakazawa, Shuji Fujita, Kyohei Yamada, Naoyuki Kurita, Shun Tsutaki, Hiroshi Ohno, Konosuke Sugiura, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Hideaki Motoyama, Ayako Abe-Ouchi
JpGU   May 2019   
Accurate chronology and climatic reconstruction around MIS 11 (interglacial period ~400,000 years ago) from Dome Fuji ice core, Antarctica
Kenji Kawamura, Ikumi Oyabu, Shuji Aoki, Takakiyo Nakazawa, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Fuyuki SAITO
JpGU   May 2019   
Considerations for drilling site of an oldest ice core around Dome Fuji, Antarctica, based on radar sounding, shallow coring and ice-flow modeling
Kenji Kawamura, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Shuji Fujita, Takashi Obase, Fuyuki Saito, Ralf Greve, Shun Tsutaki, Fumio Nakazawa, Ikumi Oyabu, Hiroshi Ohno, Konosuke Sugiura, Kenichi Matsuoka, Kumiko Goto-Azuma, Hideaki Motoyama
EGU General Assembly   Apr 2019   
State dependence of climatic instability over the past720,000 years from Antarctic ice cores and climate modelling [Invited]
Kenji Kawamura (DomeFuji Ice Core Project)
French-Russian seminar   Sep 2017   
Updates on O2/N2dating of the Dome Fuji ice core, and some analyses on Terminations
Kenji Kawamura, Ikumi Oyabu, Shuji Aoki and Takakiyo Nakazawa
Second QUIGS Workshop “Glacial Terminations:Timing & Shape”   Oct 2016   
Timing of insolation forcing, CO2 and sea level changes around the current and last four interglacial periods
Kawamura, K; Aoki, S; Nakazawa, T; Abe-Ouchi, A; Saito, F;
AGU Fall Meeting   2013   
川村賢二, 川村賢二, 北村享太郎, DALLMAYR Remi
第4回極域科学シンポジウム講演予稿集(CD-ROM)   2013   
川村賢二, 川村賢二, 青木周司, 中澤高清, 阿部彩子, 阿部彩子, 阿部彩子, 東久美子
第4回極域科学シンポジウム講演予稿集(CD-ROM)   2013   
日本第四紀学会講演要旨集   20 Aug 2012   
Accurate age scale of the Dome Fuji ice core, Antarctica from O2/N2 ratio of trapped air
Kawamura, K; Aoki, S; Nakazawa, T; Suzuki, K; Parrenin, F;
EGU General Assembly   2012   
Lack of deep air convection in firn at Dome Fuji in the last glacial maximum from precise measurements of krypton isotopes
Kawamura, K; Severinghaus, JP;
AGU Fall Meeting   2012   
雪氷研究大会講演要旨集   1 Sep 2011   
川村賢二, 青木周司, 中澤高清, 阿部彩子, 齋藤冬樹
日本第四紀学会講演要旨集   20 Aug 2011   
Multi-millennial-scale climatic variations in Antarctica and their relation with orbital changes for the last eight glacial periods
Kawamura, K;
AGU Fall Meeting   2011   
高村近子, 川村賢二, 小端拓郎
極域科学・宙空圏・気水圏・生物・地学シンポジウム講演予稿集(CD-ROM)   2011   
極域科学・宙空圏・気水圏・生物・地学シンポジウム講演予稿集(CD-ROM)   2011   
川村賢二, 青木周司, 中澤高清
極域科学・宙空圏・気水圏・生物・地学シンポジウム講演予稿集(CD-ROM)   2011   
Timing and duration of the last five interglacial periods from an accurate age model of the Dome Fuji Antarctic ice core
Kawamura, K; Aoki, S; Nakazawa, T; Abe-Ouchi, A; Saito, F;
AGU Fall Meeting   2010   
Multi-millennial-scale climate variability in Antarctica during the past seven glacial periods
Kawamura, K;
AGU Fall Meeting   2009   
日本第四紀学会講演要旨集   20 Aug 2008   
Mean Ocean Temperature Deduced from Kr and Xe Covaries with Atmospheric CO2
Headly, MA; Kawamura, K; Severinghaus, JP;
AGU Fall Meeting   2008   
Phasing of orbital forcing and Antarctic climate over the past 470,000 years from an extended Dome Fuji O2/N2 chronology
Kawamura, Kenji; Matsushima, Hirohisa; Aoki, Shuji; Nakazawa, T;
AGU Fall Meeting   2007   
Kinetic gas fractionation by air convection in polar firn
Severinghaus, JP; Kawamura, K;
AGU Fall Meeting   2007   
川村賢二, 松島寛尚, 石戸谷重之, 青木周司, 中澤高清, 菅原敏
極域気水圏シンポジウムプログラム・講演要旨   2007   
Northern Hemisphere Forcing of Climatic Cycles Over the Past 360,000 Years Implied by Absolute Dating of Antarctic Ice Cores
Kawamura, K; Parrenin, F; Uemura, R; Vimeux, F; Severinghaus, JP; Nakazawa, T; Aoki, S; Jouzel, J; Matsumoto, K; Nakata, H;
AGU Fall Meeting   2006   
What Controls the Pacing of 100-ky Glacial Cycles?
Raymo, ME; Kawamura, K; Lisiecki, L; Thompson, WG; Severinghaus, JP;
AGU Fall Meeting   2006   
Evidence of deep air convection in firn at Vostok, Antarctica in the Penultimate Glacial Maximum from precise measurements of Kr isotopes
Severinghaus, JP; Kawamura, K; Headly, M;
AGU Fall Meeting   2006   
Krypton and xenon as indicators of convective zone thickness in firn at Megadunes, Antarctica
Kawamura, K; Severinghaus, JP;
AGU Fall Meeting   2005   
Close resemblance between local summer insolation, O2/N2 and total air content from the Dome Fuji ice core, Antarctica
Kawamura, K; Nakazawa, T; Aoki, S; Fujii, Y; Watanabe, O; Severinghaus, JP;
AGU Fall Meeting   2004   
川村賢二, 青木周司, 中沢高清, 橋田元, 藤井理行, 鈴木啓助, 山田知充
日本気象学会大会講演予稿集   May 2000   
中沢高清, 川村賢二, 青木周司, 渡辺興亜
日本気象学会大会講演予稿集   May 2000   
日本気象学会大会講演予稿集   Oct 1997   
日本気象学会大会講演予稿集   May 1997   

Association Memberships


Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2008 - 2010    Investigator(s): Shuji FUJITA
Using the snow/firn samples and data obtained by traversing the interior of the Antarctic ice sheet, we studied physical mechanisms of the formation of the strata within snow and firn. Major findings include spatial distribution of the depositiona...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(C))
Project Year: 2007 - 2009    Investigator(s): Satoshi SUGAWARA
Air samples were collected from different depths of the firn layer at YM85, Antarctica, and NGRIP, Greenland, respectively, and analyzed for CO_2, and CH_4, concentrations and their isotopic ratios. The CO_2, and CH_4 concentrations at 70m depth a...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2006 - 2009    Investigator(s): Shuji AOKI
Atmospheric CH_4 concentration and its carbon and hydrogen isotopic ratios have been measured on the global scale. By applying the observed data to a global CH_4 cycle model, respective emission ratios of CH_4 from biogenic, fossil and biomass bur...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(学術創成研究費)
Project Year: 2005 - 2009    Investigator(s): Takakiyo NAKAZAWA
The concentrations and isotopic ratios of CO_2, CH_4 and N_2O, as well as the O_2 concentration, were measured using ground-fixed stations, aircraft, ships and scientific balloons, and global pictures of their temporal and spatial variations were ...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(S))
Project Year: 2003 - 2007    Investigator(s): Yoshiyuki FUJII
(Objects) The two deep ice cores from Dome Fuji, Antarctica showed the occurrences of a number of abrupt climate and environment changes during the glacial cycles. Objectives of the research project are 1. to establish high time resolution analysi...


Apr 2015   ISAR4 session on Arctic paleoclimate and polar amplification
2009   2nd International Symposium on the Dome Fuji Ice Core and Related Topics, Tokyo (2009)