Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Research article
19 May 2017
Research article |  | 19 May 2017

Decadal resolution record of Oman upwelling indicates solar forcing of the Indian summer monsoon (9–6 ka)

Philipp M. Munz, Stephan Steinke, Anna Böll, Andreas Lückge, Jeroen Groeneveld, Michal Kucera, and Hartmut Schulz

Data sets

Decadal resolution record of sediment core M74/1b_944-6 (SL 163) P. Munz, S. Steinke, A. Böll, A. Lückge, J.Groeneveld, M. Kucera, and H. Schulz

Short summary
We present the results of several independent proxies of summer SST and upwelling SST from the Oman margin indicative of monsoon strength during the early Holocene. In combination with indices of carbonate preservation and bottom water redox conditions, we demonstrate that a persistent solar influence was modulating summer monsoon intensity. Furthermore, bottom water conditions are linked to atmospheric forcing, rather than changes of intermediate water masses.