Japanese-Swedish Traverse Expedition 2007-2008


JASE (Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition) is a scientific research project to travel along a 2800 km traverse route across the Antarctic ice sheet. 8 Japanese and 9 Swede leave their coastal stations in November 2007 to meet inland after 1400 km long journeys. To undertake scientific missions over the whole traverse route, two crews and several instruments are exchanged at the meeting point. This project is carried out by NIPR (National Institute of Polar Research), Swedish Polar Rresearch Secretariat and Stockholm University as a contribution to IPY (International Polar Year) 2007-2008.

Traverse Route

Novolazarevskaya >> Showa (S16)
Showa (S16) >> Dome Fuji
Dome Fuji >> Meeting Point
Meeting Point >> Kohnen
Kohnen
Kohnen >> Svea
Svea >> Wasa
Wasa >> Novolazarevskaya


Expedition member


Scientific research activities

Publications
- Fujita, S., P. Holmlund, K. Matsuoka, H. Enomoto, K. Fukui, F. Nakazawa, S. Sugiyama, and S. Surdyk. 2012. Radar diagnosis of the subglacial conditions in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica, The Cryosphere, 6, 1203-1219.
- Sugiyama, S., H. Enomoto, S. Fujita, K. Fukui, F. Nakazawa, P. Holmlund and S. Surdyk. 2012. Snow density along the route traversed in the Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 2007/08. Journal of Glaciology, 58(209), 529-539. [PDF]
- Fujita, S. and 25 others. 2011. Spatial and temporal variability of snow accumulation rate on the East Antarctic ice divide between Dome Fuji and EPICA DML. The Cryosphere, 5, 1-24.
- Sugiyama, S., H. Enomoto, S. Fujita, K. Fukui, F. Nakazawa and P. Holmlund. 2010. Dielectric permittivity of snow measured along the route traversed in the Japanese-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 2007/08. Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 9-15. [PDF]

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