Arabian Sea Monsoon: Deep sea drilling in the Arabian Sea: Constraining tectonic-monsoon interactions in South Asia

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  • Dhananjai K. Pandey
  • Peter D. Clift
  • Denise K. Kulhanek
  • Sergio Andò
  • 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
  • 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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External organisations

  • National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR)
  • Louisiana State University
  • Texas A and M University
  • University of Milano-Bicocca
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Manipal University
  • University of Bremen
  • Kochi University
  • Pusan National University
  • Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology
  • Nanjing University
  • Oregon State University
  • National Centre for Earth Science Studies
  • Florida State University
  • ONGC
  • UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista
  • Kumaun University India
  • Banaras Hindu University
  • Hokkaido University
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Institute of Oceanology Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Universite Paris Sud


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 In?dia 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 sedi?ment 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 - 1 Jul 2015

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