Arabian Sea Monsoon

deep sea drilling in the Arabian Sea: constraining tectonic-monsoon interactions in South Asia

Dhananjai K. Pandey, Peter D. Clift, Denise K. Kulhanek, Sergio Andò, James A. P. Bendle, Sophia Bratenkov, Elizabeth M. Griffith, Gundiga P. Gurumurthy, Annette Hahn, Masao Iwai, Boo-Keun Khim, Anil Kumar, A. Ganesh Kumar, Hannah M. Liddy, Huayu Lu, Mitchell W. Lyle, Ravi Mishra, Tallavajhala Radhakrishna, Claire M. Routledge, Rajeev Saraswat & 10 others Rakesh Saxena, Giancarlo Scardia, Girish K. Sharma, Arun D. Singh, Stephan Steinke, Kenta Suzuki, Lisa Tauxe, Manish Tiwari, Zhaokai Xu, Zhaojie Yu

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    Abstract

    The Arabian Sea in the northern Indian Ocean pre-serves regional sedimentary records of rifting, tectonic subsidence, and paleoceanographic history, and also provides archives of long-term erosion of the Himalaya since the start of collision between India and Eurasia. Investigations reveal that drilling in this region can provide erosion records through analyses of the sediment cores, along with providing age control for the regional seismic stratigraphy. It is only by quantifying the volume of sediment deposited in the fan that researchers can mass balance the volume of bedrock eroded from the mountains, constrained by thermochronology, with the volume of eroded rock deposited in the offshore and in the foreland basin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6-46
    Number of pages41
    JournalIntegrated Ocean Drilling Program: Preliminary Reports
    Issue number355
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2015

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