173 Scientific Prospectus

Northwest Atlantic Sediment Drifts

Dr. R.B. Whitmarsh
Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 173
Southampton Oceanography Centre
Empress Dock
European Way
Southampton SO14 3ZH
United Kingdom
Dr. Marie-Odile Beslier
Co-Chief Scientist, Leg 173
Observatoire Oceanologique de Villefranche
Geosciences Azur
B.P. 48
06230 Villefranche-Sur-Mer
Dr. Paul Wallace
Staff Scientist, Leg 173
Ocean Drilling Program
Texas A&M University Research Park
1000 Discovery Drive
College Station, Texas 77845-9547
Paul J. Fox
Science Operations
James Allan
Interim Manager
Science Operations
Timothy J.G. Francis
Deputy Director
Science Operations
November 1996

Material in this publication may be copied without restraint for library, abstract service, educational, or personal research purposes; however, republication of any portion requires the written consent of the Director, Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University Research Park, 1000 Discovery Drive, College Station, Texas 77845-9547, U.S.A., as well as appropriate acknowledgment of this source.

Scientific Prospectus No. 73

First Printing 1996


Electronic copies of this publication may be obtained from the ODP Publications Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications.


This publication was prepared by the Ocean Drilling Program, Texas A&M University, as an account of work performed under the international Ocean Drilling Program, which is managed by Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc., under contract with the National Science Foundation. Funding for the program is provided by the following agencies:

Canada/Australia/Korea Consortium for the Ocean Drilling Program

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (Federal Republic of Germany)

Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (France)

Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo (Japan)

National Science Foundation (United States)

Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom)

European Science Foundation Consortium for the Ocean Drilling Program (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey)

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation, the participating agencies, Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Inc., Texas A&M University, or Texas A&M Research Foundation.

This Scientific Prospectus is based on pre-cruise JOIDES panel discussions. The operational plans within reflect JOIDES Planning Committee and thematic panel priorities. During the course of the cruise, actual site operations may indicate to the Co-Chief Scientists and the Operations Superintendent that it would be scientifically or operationally advantageous to amend the plan detailed in this prospectus. It should be understood that any proposed changes to the plan presented here are contingent upon approval of the Director of the Ocean Drilling Program in consultation with the Planning Committee and the Pollution Prevention and Safety Panel.

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