172 Scientific Prospectus


Site: BBOR-8C

Priority: 1
Position: 32°29.1'N, 76°19.8'W
Water Depth: 2164 m
Sediment Thickness: 1000 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 200 m
Seismic Coverage: Fay 25 line 3, Farnella 87-1 line 16, KNR 140 3.5kHz

Objectives: The objectives of BBOR-8C are to:

1.Determine the history of circulation change in the deep western North Atlantic within the core of Upper NADW.

2.Determine a high-resolution history of paleomagnetic change

Drilling Program:
Triple APC to 150 m and single APC to 50 m

Logging and Downhole: None anticipated

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Foraminifer-nannofossil ooze

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