In Expedition 355, the JOIDES Resolution targets sediments at four sites of the Indus submarine fan in the eastern Arabian Sea to study the co-evolution of the SW Asian Monsoon, one of the most intense climatic patterns on Earth, with mountain building and erosion in South and Central Asia over multiple time scales.
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This JOIDES Resolution expedition explored relationships between the Himalyan Orogeny, development of the Asian Monsoon, global climate, and the carbon cycle.
JOIDES Resolution Expedition 353 explored how monsoon patterns have influenced global ice volume and greenhouse gas concentrations over geological time.
This JOIDES Resolution expedition examined the inception and evolution of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc by obtaining sedimentary and crustal records from the Amami Sankaku Basin in the northern Philippine Sea.
In Expedition 348, Chikyu advanced the riser hole at Site C0002 to a record-setting 3056 m below the sea floor, the deepest in scientific ocean drilling history, and cased it for future access to the deep interior of an active convergent margin.
This expedition used the Greatship Manisha to study the paleoenvironmental evolution of the Baltic Sea Basin through the last glacial cycle.
The International Ocean Discovery Program: Exploring the Earth under the Sea (IODP) continues over five decades of international collaboration to recover geological data and samples from beneath the ocean floor to study the history and dynamics of Planet Earth. IODP is guided by the science plan Illuminating Earth's Past, Present, and Future.
The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) is an international marine research collaboration between 26 nations dedicated to advancing scientific understanding of Earth by sampling, instrumenting and monitoring subseafloor environments using specialized ocean drilling platforms staffed by multidisciplinary research scientists.