This new website is intended as an introduction to our work on the Plio-Pleistocene Indian monsoon, and a place where news and updates on the various projects can be collated. As publications and conference abstracts appear we will collate them here.
Our team is part of a much larger collective of international scientists affiliated with IODP Exp 353, who are working on other time slices, including the Miocene and late Pleistocene. We will link to their work from this blog to highlight the exciting work that is being produced by the broader community using the Exp. 353 cores.
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Colleagues working on the Miocene portion of IODP Exp. 353 cores (Site U1443), including Emmeline Gray and Clara Bolton, have found further evidence for a Miocene “carbonate crash” spanning the paleo-tropics.
By combining data from stable isotope and XRF elemental analyses, this new paper sheds light on global changes in the intensity of chemical weathering and riverine input of calcium and carbonate ions from ~13 –8 million years ago.