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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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.

Back in business

A new day brings new core to our sediment hungry science party.