Journal article

Australian Summer Monsoon variability in the past 14,000 years revealed by IODP Expedition 356 sediments

Takeshige Ishiwa, Yusuke Yokoyama, Lars Reuning, Cecilia M McHugh, David De Vleeschouwer, Stephen J Gallagher

Progress in Earth and Planetary Science | SpringerOpen | Published : 2019


The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 356 Site U1461 cored a Miocene to Holocene sedimentary sequence in the upper bathyal carbonate offshore northwestern Australia (NWA). The siliciclastic component of these strata is primarily derived from the Australian continent. Radiocarbon dating on macrofossils and planktonic foraminifera shows that the upper 14 m section at Site U1461 preserves Holocene sediments, recording regional climate variability. K/Ca ratios determined by X-ray fluorescence elemental analyses and %K determined by shipboard natural gamma ray analysis are interpreted as indicators of riverine run-off from the Australian continent. We document the consequenc..

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Awarded by ARC Basins Genesis Hub

Awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI

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Awarded by DFG (German Science Foundation)

Awarded by NSF - United States Science Support Program (USSSP)

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Funding Acknowledgements

Funding was provided by the Australian IODP office and the ARC Basins Genesis Hub (IH130200012) to S.J.G., the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI (16J04542) to T.I. and KAKENHI (15KK0151, 17H01168) to Y.Y., the DFG (German Science Foundation, Project 320220579) to L.R., NSF - United States Science Support Program (USSSP), OCE-1450528 for C.M., and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (VL96/1-1) to D.D.V.. This work is part of a DAAD project DANA between S.J.G. and D.D.V.. The production of this paper was supported by a National Institute of Polar Research publication subsidy.