170 Scientific Prospectus

Scientific Objectives

The main focus of Leg 170 is to determine mass- and fluid-flow paths through a remarkably well constrained accretionary complex to calculate mass and fluid balances. Drilling data will facilitate an integrated effort to understand these processes using structural data and the physical and chemical properties of both the sediments and their pore fluids.

The general objectives of the leg are:

The specific objectives of the drilling program are to determine:

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