The drilling strategy included seven primary sites to recover expanded late Neogene sections across latitude and depth transects in the Subantarctic and Antarctic regions. We specifically targeted sites with high sedimentation rates on sediment drifts and in the region of the circumantarctic biogenic silica belt (Fig. 9). Four of the sites (Sites 1089, 1091, 1093, and 1094) exhibit average sedimentation rates exceeding 100 m/m.y., offering the opportunity for high-resolution paleoclimatic studies. The two southern sites (1093 and 1094) are the first to recover a complete composite section by triple-APC/XCB coring from the circumantarctic silica belt.
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