172 Scientific Prospectus


Site: CS-3B

Priority: 1
Position: 33°00'N, 76°17'W
Water Depth: 1292 m
Sediment Thickness: 1000 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 200 m
Seismic Coverage: CH06-92 line 43, Farnella 87 line 7, KNR 140 3.5kHz

Objectives: The objectives of CS-3B are to:

1. Monitor the shallowest reaches of Upper NADW in Pleistocene time

2. Test models of continental slope sedimentation

3. Provide a high-resolution section for paleomagnetic study

Drilling Program:
Triple APC to 125 m, single APC to 50 m

Logging and Downhole: None anticipated

Nature of Rock Anticipated:
Calcareous ooze

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