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Fig. 1 | Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

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From: Refinement of Miocene sea level and monsoon events from the sedimentary archive of the Maldives (Indian Ocean)

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a, b Location of the Maldives archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The rectangles labeled B and C in (a) and (b) outline the detailed views shown in (b) and (c), respectively. c Merged multibeam imagery and satellite photography of the atolls in the area studied (from Betzler et al. 2016a). Stippled white line indicates position of seismic cross section shown in (d). Satellite imagery and seafloor imagery from and d Schematic cross section through the Maldives carbonate edifice with projected location of industry wells ARI1 and NMA1 as well as the locations of IODP sites. These were strategically positioned to core the most relevant intervals of the Neogene carbonate platform succession. The drift facies encompass all current-controlled sediments of the Maldives carbonate platform (sheeted drifts and drift fans, submarine dunes)

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