Site: SCS-3C

Track line for SCS-1 through SCS-5E
Seismic for SCS-3c

Priority: 1
Position: 19 59.76'N, 1160.90'E
Water Depth: 1265 m
Sediment Thickness: 810 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 300 m
Seismic Coverage: Intersection of SO-95 Profile 5 and SO-72A Profile 18

Objectives:

1.To recover a continuous sequence of hemipelagic sediments to reconstruct the late Miocene (?) to Pleistocene paleomonsoon history.

2.To determine the characteristics and variability of upper slope sediments bathed in intermediate waters, possibly with low oxygen content.

3.To provide the shallow end-member (1265 m) for the Plio-Pleistocene depth transect to examine the vertical gradients of water mass properties and carbonate preservation.

Drilling Program: Single APC to refusal, XCB to 300 mbsf

Logging and Downhole Operations: None

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Hemipelagic mud and silt

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