Now At Sea

April 05, 2015 - May 31, 2015

The Arabian Sea Monsoon Expedition seeks to understand the interaction between the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau uplift and the development and evolution of the Indian summer monsoon.

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Monsoon brewing

The clear sunrises that we have been enjoying for most of the expedition have suddenly become rather rare. Instead the sun arises into a bank of clouds which yesterday had a rather dark and menacing look about them. As you can see in this photograph the clouds are black and low and full of rain.

Low Recovery Therapy

We have now changed out our drilling technology and are making progress towards our final target. The main problem is that we are still relatively shallow in the section and so the sediment is quite soft and result of this is that we don't get a lot of material when we try to take a core using the rotary drilling technology.