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Fig. 8 | Progress in Earth and Planetary Science

Fig. 8

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

Fig. 8

Oligocene to Miocene evolution of the Maldives carbonate platform with ages of the sequence boundaries and key intervals representing changes of platform configuration. The global sea level curve is from Miller et al. (2005). The intensity of the South Asian Monsoon (SAM) and the expansion of the Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ) are after Betzler et al. (2016a). The global oxygen record is taken from Zachos et al. (2001). MCO Miocene Climate Optimum (after Holbourn et al. 2005, 2015), EAIS East Antarctic Ice Sheet expansion (after Holbourn et al. 2005), BOM Backstepping of the outer margin. Numbers in circles denominate turning points of the platform evolution; see text for discussion

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