Clues about rainfall in the distant past — from river mud to tiny seashells — come to rest on the ocean floor. Sampling layers of sediment from the Indian Ocean will help researchers build an accurate picture of Indian monsoon activity going back 15 million years or more. Read about research conducted by Steve Clemens on a 2 month cruise on the JOIDES Resolution.
Seafloor Holds 15 Million Years of Monsoon History
March 10, 2015