TERRAPUB Journal of Oceanography

Journal of Oceanography, Vol. 55, No. 6, p. 643, 1999

Preface

This special issue of the Journal of Oceanography (JO) is proffered to the results from the Northwest Pacific Carbon Cycle Study (NOPACCS). NOPACCS was first planned by Agency of Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and commenced in 1990 for a period of seven years. Survey and research activities were consigned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to Kansai Environmental Engineering Center, Co., Ltd. (KEEC) with cooperation of two institutions of AIST, National Institute for Resources and Environment (NIRE) and Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ), and scientists from universities. This program aimed at investigating the carbon cycle in the North Pacific Ocean, which is a large reservoir of carbon dioxide, and estimating its capacity as a carbon sink. This special issue is constructed by a review, titled "Overview of NOPACCS", and 8 original papers. Other papers from NOPACCS, which are still in progress, will appear in coming regular issues of Journal of Oceanography. We, the guest editors for this special issue, thank the Oceanographic Society of Japan for providing an opportunity to publish the contributions from the NOPACCS project. Thanks are also given to Professors Masayuki Mac Takahashi and Shiro Imawaki, the former and present editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oceanography, and numerous reviewers for their assistance.

Guest Editors
Hiroyuki Tsubota, guest editor-in-chief (Hiroshima University)
Masao Fukasawa (Tokai University)
Koh Harada (National Institute for Resources and Environment)
Akira Nishimura (Geological Survey of Japan)
Masayuki Mac Takahashi (Tokyo University)
Associate Editors
Shigeaki Aoki (National Institute for Resources and Environment)
Joji Ishizaka (Nagasaki University, National Institute for Resources and Environment)
Yutaka W. Watanabe (National Institute for Resources and Environment)


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