Position: 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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