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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Geophysical Correlations

We are now drilling at deeper than 700 m below the seafloor but in the upper part of the section we have a number of holes that now allow us to put together a relatively complete record of sediment in this area provided the different drills cores can be related to one another.

Measuring the reversals

Today we continue to penetrate deep into the section and have reached rocks of around 8 million years age. Critical to determining the age of sedimentation is the magnetic timescale which is worked out by two scientist on the ship , Lisa Tauxe from the Scripps Institute of oceanography in San Diego and Giancarlo Scardia an ex-patriot Italian now working in San Paolo Brazil.