Expedition 356 (Indonesian Throughflow) aboard the JOIDES Resolution examines the variability of ocean currents connecting the Pacific and Indian Oceans and their effect on climate over the past 5 million years. Status reports here!
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This JOIDES Resolution expedition studied the co-evolution of the SW Asian Monsoon, one of Earth's strongest climatic patterns, with mountain building and erosion in Asia over multiple time scales.
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.
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.