Deep sea drilling in the Arabian Sea: Constraining tectonic-monsoon interactions in South Asia
Proposal #793-CPP2 >> go to the full version
Scientific Prospectus >> To be published
31 Mar. to 31 May. 2015
Colombo (Sri Lanka) to Mumbai (India)
The Arabian Sea Monsoon Expedition (based on IODP Proposal 793-CPP2) aims to understand the interaction between the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau uplift and the development and evolution of the Indian summer monsoon. Four sites in the eastern Arabian Sea will target sediments of the Indus submarine fan to better understand the co-evolution of mountain building, weathering and erosion, and climate across multiple time scales.
The scientific objectives are to (1) test whether Greater Himalayan exhumation is correlated with proposed monsoon intensification after 23 Ma; (2) determine if the monsoon strengthened or weakened at 8 Ma; (3) constrain the timing of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau uplift by dating the initiation of fan sedimentation; and (4) decipher the nature of the basement in the Laxmi Basin (eastern Arabian Sea) to constrain the early rifting process and its relation to the emplacement of the Deccan Flood Basalts along the western continental margin of India.
Dhananjai Pandey & Peter Clift
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Support information to be on board
If selected to the Science Party of the expedition,various supports will be provided before and after the expedion for many years.
- Pre-cruise Training:Training and meeting before the expedition
- IODP Expedition：Travel support for the expedition
- After Cruise Work： Core analysis during the moratorium
- Research funding after the expedition：Research funding after the expedition up to 3 years.
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If you are a student,you need to submit recommendation letter from your supervisor.
If you are a master student,onboard adviser will be needed.
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