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The Geology & Paleo-climatology of the Indian Ocean

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The state of stress in the Indian Ocean as determined from the study of the depths of teleseismic earthquakes and the interpretation of seismic reflection profiles.

The Altimetry Atlas: The Mean Sea Surface for the Indian Ocean

Climatology and Paleoclimatology Resources

New Insights in Crustal Accretion from Indian Ocean Spreading Centers

The Magofond 2 cruise: a surface and deep tow survey on the past and present Central Indian Ridge

High-resolution studies of Asian quaternary monsoon climate and carbonate records from the equatorial Indian ocean

Initial Results of the R/V Hakuho-maru KH93-3 Indian Ocean Research Cruise

Some references:

Chand, Shyam and Subrahmanyam, C., 2001: Subsidence and Isostasy along a Sheared margin - Cauvery Basin, Eastern Continental Margin of India. Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 28 , No. 11 , p. 2273

Kumar, Anil ; Pande, K. ; Venkatesan, T. R. ; Bhaskar Rao, Y. J. 2001: The Karnataka Late Cretaceous dykes as products of the Marion hot spot at the Madagascar - India breakup event: evidence from 40Ar-39Ar geochronology and geochemistry. Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 28 , No. 14 , p. 2715.

D. Anderson and W.L. Prell, 1992: The structure of the southwest monsoon winds over the Arabian Sea during the late quaterny observations, simulations, and marine geologic evidence. Journ. Geophys. Research Vol. 97, No.C10, p.15481-15487.

D. Anderson and W.L. Prell, 1993: A 300 kyr record of upwelling off Oman during the late quaterny: evidence of the Asian Southwest monsoon. Paleoceanography Vol.8, No.2, p.193-208.

D. Anderson and R. Thunell, 1993: The oxygen-isotope composition of tropical ocean surface water during the last deglaciation. Quaternary Science Reviews Vol.12, p.465-473.

J.E. Cole and R.G. Fairbanks, 1990: The Southern Oscillation recorded in the dO 18 of corals from Tarawa atoll. Paleoceanography Vol.5, No.5, p. 669-683.

J.E. Cole, R.G. Fairbanks and G.T. Shen, 1993: Recent variability in Southern Oscillation: Isotopic results from Tarawa atoll coral. Science Vol. 260, p.1790-1793.

J.C. Brock, C.R. McClain, D. Anderson, W.L. Prell, and W.W. Hay, 1992: Southwest monsoon circulation and environments of recent planktonic foraminifera in the Northwestern Arabian Sea. Paleoceanography, Vol. 7, No. 6, p.799-813.

K-C Emeis, D. Anderson, H. Doose, D. Kroon and D. Schulz-Bull, 1995: Sea-surface temperatures and the history of Monsoon upwelling in the Northwest Arabian sea during the last 500 000 years. Quaternary Res. 43, p.355-361.

J. Overpeck, D. Anderson, S. Trumbore and W. Prell, 1996: The Southwest Indian monsoon over the last 18 000 years. Climate Dynamics 12 p.213-225.

W.L. Prell, R.E. Marvil and M.E. Luther, 1990: Variability in upwelling fields in the Northwestern Indian Ocean. 2.Data-Model comparison at 9000 years B.P. Paleoceanography Vol.5, No.3, p.447-457.

A.W. Tudhope, D.W. Lea, G.B. Shimmield, C.P. Chilcott, and S. Head, 1996: Monsoon climate and Arabian Sea coastal upwelling recorded in massive corals from Southern Oman. Palaios - Society for Sedimentary Geology Vol.11, p.347-361.

Sato, T. ; Katsumata, K. ; Kasahara, J. ; Hirata, N. ; Hino, R. ; Takahashi, N. ; Sekine, M. ; Miura, S. ; Koresawa, S. 1996 Travel-time residuals of teleseismic P waves at the Rodriguez Triple Junction in the Indian Ocean using ocean-bottom seismometers Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 23 , No. 7 , p. 713-716.

Evidence for long-term diffuse deformation of the lithosphere of the equatorial Indian Ocean. Richard G. Gordon; Charles DeMets; Jean-Yves Royer; Nature Volume 395 Number 6700 Page 370 - 374 (1998)

This website is crucially missing information about the geological, geophysical, geochemical, paleo-oceanographical and paleo-climatological research undertaken within the Indian Ocean.

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