Objectives: The objectives of MAT-13B are to:
1.Augment Neogene upper slope chronostratigraphy acquired as a result of Leg 150 drilling.
2.Sample the expanded and complete Pleistocene section presumed to compose the Hudson Apron, at a point of physical continuity seaward of coeval clinoforms beneath the outer shelf.
3.Calibrate the age and facies of middle Miocene (m1) and Pleistocene sequence
stratigraphic horizons (e.g., p6) identified on the upper slope in the vicinity of Leg
150 sites (Mountain, Miller, Blum et al., 1994).
Drilling Program: Single APC/XCB to refusal, then RCB (after installation of FFF) to TD.
Logging and Downhole Operations: Triple-Combo, FMS-Sonic, Logging While Drilling**, VSP.**
Nature of Rock Anticipated: Sands, silts, and clays; occasional debris flows.
Seismic line for MAT-13B
Second line with MAT 13-C and 13-B on it
**if not run at MAT-8B/-9B
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