Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Interdisciplinary Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tetsuro Urabe, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Michinari Sunamura, Kyoko Okino, Ken Takai, Katsuhiko Suzuki
      Pages 3-10 Open Access
    3. Hidenori Kumagai, Hiromi Watanabe, Takuya Yahagi, Shigeaki Kojima, Shun’ichi Nakai, Shin Toyoda et al.
      Pages 49-59 Open Access
    4. Katsunori Yanagawa, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Takao Arai, Tetsuro Urabe, Michinari Sunamura
      Pages 61-69 Open Access
    5. Katsuhiko Suzuki, Shingo Kato, Takazo Shibuya, Takehiro Hirose, Shigshi Fuchida, V. J Rejish Kumar et al.
      Pages 71-85 Open Access
    6. Shingo Kato, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Takazo Shibuya, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Moriya Ohkuma, Akihiko Yamagishi
      Pages 95-103 Open Access
  3. Central Indian Ridge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Kyoko Okino, Kentaro Nakamura, Hiroshi Sato
      Pages 133-146 Open Access
    3. Hiroshi Sato, Kentaro Nakamura, Hidenori Kumagai, Ryoko Senda, Tomoaki Morishita, Akihiro Tamura et al.
      Pages 163-175 Open Access
    4. Tomoaki Morishita, Kentaro Nakamura, Takazo Shibuya, Hidenori Kumagai, Taichi Sato, Kyoko Okino et al.
      Pages 177-193 Open Access
    5. Takuroh Noguchi, Tatsuhiro Fukuba, Kei Okamura, Akira Ijiri, Katsunori Yanagawa, Yoshiyuki Ishitani et al.
      Pages 195-204 Open Access
    6. Hiromi Watanabe, Girish Beedessee
      Pages 205-212 Open Access
  4. Southern Mariana Trough

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Nobukazu Seama, Hiroshi Sato, Yoshifumi Nogi, Kyoko Okino
      Pages 215-227 Open Access
    3. Toshinori Sato, Mariko Mizuno, Hiroyoshi Takata, Tomoaki Yamada, Takehi Isse, Kimihiro Mochizuki et al.
      Pages 229-240 Open Access
    4. Tetsuo Matsuno, Maho Kimura, Nobukazu Seama
      Pages 241-251 Open Access
    5. Nobukazu Seama, Kyoko Okino
      Pages 253-260 Open Access
    6. Kei Ikehata, Ryohei Suzuki, Kazuhiko Shimada, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Tetsuro Urabe
      Pages 275-287 Open Access
    7. Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Kazuhiko Shimada, Fumihiro Sato, Ai Uchida, Shin Toyoda, Asako Takamasa et al.
      Pages 289-300 Open Access
    8. Shigeaki Kojima, Hiromi Watanabe
      Pages 313-323 Open Access
    9. Hiroka Hidaka, Tomomi Ogura, Hiromi Watanabe, Yasunori Kano, Shigeaki Kojima
      Pages 325-333 Open Access
  5. Okinawa Trough

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Fumihiko Ikegami, Takeshi Tsuji, Tetsuro Urabe
      Pages 337-359 Open Access
    3. Fumihiko Ikegami, Takeshi Tsuji, Hidenori Kumagai, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Ken Takai
      Pages 361-368 Open Access
    4. Taisei Fujiwara, Shin Toyoda, Ai Uchida, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Shun’ichi Nakai, Asako Takamasa
      Pages 369-386 Open Access
    5. Yuka Yokoyama, Yoshio Takahashi, Youko Miyoshi, Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Shinsuke Kawagucci
      Pages 405-419 Open Access
    6. Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Tomoko Maruyama, László G.-Tóth, Kenji Kato, Yasuo Furushima, Naoto Taira et al.
      Pages 437-447 Open Access
    7. Hiromi Watanabe, Shigeaki Kojima
      Pages 449-459 Open Access
  6. Appendix I: Site Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 461-461
    2. Miho Asada, Kyoko Okino, Hisashi Koyama, Akira Asada, Tamaki Ura
      Pages 463-468 Open Access
    3. Miho Asada, Shuro Yoshikawa, Nobutatsu Mochizuki, Yoshifumi Nogi, Kyoko Okino
      Pages 469-478 Open Access
    4. Miho Asada, Shuro Yoshikawa, Nobutatsu Mochizuki, Yoshifumi Nogi, Kyoko Okino
      Pages 479-487 Open Access
    5. Tatsuhiro Fukuba, Takuroh Noguchi, Teruo Fujii
      Pages 489-492 Open Access
    6. Tatsuhiro Fukuba, Takuroh Noguchi, Teruo Fujii
      Pages 493-496 Open Access
    7. Toshiro Yamanaka, Hiromi Nagashio, Ryu Nishio, Kazuna Kondo, Takuroh Noguchi, Kei Okamura et al.
      Pages 497-504 Open Access
  7. Appendix II: Drilling Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 505-505
    2. Kentaro Nakamura, Hiroshi Sato, Patricia Fryer, Tetsuro Urabe, TAIGA 10M Shipboard Scientific Party
      Pages 507-533 Open Access
    3. Jun-ichiro Ishibashi, Youko Miyoshi, Kazuya Tanaka, Eriko Omori, Yoshio Takahashi, Yoshiko Furuzawa et al.
      Pages 535-560 Open Access

About this book


This book is the comprehensive volume of the TAIGA (“a great river ” in Japanese) project. Supported by the Japanese government, the project examined the hypothesis that the subseafloor fluid advection system (subseafloor TAIGA)   can be categorized into four types, TAIGAs of sulfur, hydrogen, carbon (methane), and iron, according to the most dominant reducing substance, and the chemolithoautotrophic bacteria/archaea that are inextricably associated with respective types of TAIGAs which are strongly affected by their geological background such as surrounding host rocks and tectonic settings. Sub-seafloor ecosystems are sustained by hydrothermal circulation or TAIGA that carry chemical energy to the chemosynthetic microbes living in an extreme environment.  The results of the project have been summarized comprehensively in 50 chapters, and this book provides an overall introduction and relevant topics on the mid-ocean ridge system of the Indian Ocean and on the arc-backarc systems of the Southern Mariana Trough and Okinawa Trough.


Chemosynthesis Global Biogeochemic Cycle Hydrothermal Activity and Water-rock Linkage between biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere Subseafloor Biosphere

Editors and affiliations

  • Jun-ichiro Ishibashi
    • 1
  • Kyoko Okino
    • 2
  • Michinari Sunamura
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Faculty of SciencesKyushu UniversityHakataJapan
  2. 2.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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