Site: APSHE-01A

Priority: 1
63°48.16'S, 65°51.46'W
Water Depth:
450 m
Sediment Thickness:
>2000 m
Approved Maximum Penetration:
560 mbsf
Seismic Coverage: Explora Line AI95-152 and Discovery Line AMG845-08

Objectives: The objectives of Site APSHE-01A are to:

1. Identify and date glacial/interglacial transitions in the youngest S1 foreset sequence.

2. Examine foreset lithologies and compare them with the rise drift.

Drilling Program: Single RCB hole to 505 mbsf. Alternate site is APSHE-07A.

Logging and Downhole Operations: Standard suites IPLT-DLT and FMS-sonic, plus GHMT

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Diamicton (mainly proximal glacial marine) with thin biosiliceous interbeds.

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