Reduced Himalayan sediment production 8 Myr ago despite an intensified monsoon

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doi: 10.1038/364048a0
Author(s): Burbank, Douglas W.; Derry, Louis A.; France-Lanord, Christian
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Southern California, Department of Geological Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, United States
Volume Title: Nature (London)
Source: Nature (London), 364(6432), p.48-50. Publisher: Macmillan Journals, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0028-0836 CODEN: NATUAS
Note: In English. 38 refs.; illus. incl. sketch map
Summary: Stratigraphical data are analysed from the Indo-Gangetic foreland and the Bengal fan which show that in both basins the rate of sediment accumulation declined 8 m.y. ago. Monsoonal intensification accompanied a decrease in mechanical weathering due to reduced tectonic activity, decreased glaciation or slope stabilization.
Year of Publication: 1993
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Asia; Bay of Bengal; Bengal Fan; Cenozoic; China; Cores; DSDP Site 218; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Erosion; Far East; Ganges River; Glaciation; Himalayas; India; Indian Ocean; Indian Peninsula; Indo-Gangetic Plain; Indus River; Leg 116; Leg 22; Marine environment; Marine sediments; Monsoons; Neogene; Neotectonics; ODP Site 717; ODP Site 718; Ocean Drilling Program; Paleoclimatology; Paleogeography; Provenance; Sedimentation; Sedimentation rates; Sediments; Storm environment; Structural controls; Submarine fans; Tectonics; Tertiary; Tibetan Plateau; Uplifts; Weathering
Coordinates: S010116 S005547 E0812404 E0812324
Record ID: 1993019824
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