Site: SCS-9

Track line for SCS-9
Seismic #1 for SCS-9
Seismic #2 for SCS-9

Priority: 1
Position: 0921.72'N, 11317.10'E
Water Depth:
2830 m
Sediment Thickness: 1010 m
Approved Maximum Penetration: 400 m
Seismic Coverage: Intersection of lines NS95-240 and NSL95-160

Objectives:

1.To recover a continuous sediment record to reconstruct the paleoclimate history in the tropical SCS during the late Neogene.

2.To determine variations in the supply of terrigenous sediment from the Mekong and southern sources.

3.To establish the record of SST variability in the SCS as a measure of the Western Pacific Warm Pool and for comparison to the seasonal SST patterns of the northern SCS.

Drilling Program: Triple APC to refusal, XCB to 400 mbsf

Logging and Downhole Operations: Triple-combo, GHMT, and sonic FMS

Nature of Rock Anticipated: Hemipelagic mud, silt, and other clastic sediments and rocks

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