Articles | Volume 20, issue 3
Research article
18 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 18 Mar 2024

Sea-level and monsoonal control on the Maldives carbonate platform (Indian Ocean) over the last 1.3 million years

Montserrat Alonso-Garcia, Jesus Reolid, Francisco J. Jimenez-Espejo, Or M. Bialik, Carlos A. Alvarez Zarikian, Juan Carlos Laya, Igor Carrasquiera, Luigi Jovane, John J. G. Reijmer, Gregor P. Eberli, and Christian Betzler


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2023-68', Jesse Farmer, 12 Oct 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Montserrat Alonso-Garcia, 26 Dec 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2023-68', Francisco J. Sierro, 30 Nov 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Montserrat Alonso-Garcia, 28 Dec 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish as is (22 Jan 2024) by Simon Jung
AR by Montserrat Alonso-Garcia on behalf of the Authors (29 Jan 2024)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The Maldives Inner Sea (northern Indian Ocean) offers an excellent study site to explore the impact of climate and sea-level changes on carbonate platforms. The sediments from International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Site U1467 have been studied to determine the drivers of carbonate production in the atolls over the last 1.3 million years. Even though sea level is important, the intensity of the summer monsoon and the Indian Ocean dipole probably modulated the production at the atolls.