For Leg 188, almost all sampling will probably be accomplished during the cruise; no postcruise
sample party is planned. Most sites consist of a single hole, where fairly standard sampling is
envisaged. Nonstandard sampling at some of the sites might include high-resolution whole-round
sampling for physical properties and geochemical studies, U-channel sampling for paleomagnetism,
and microbiological sampling.
All sampling to be conducted during Leg 188 must be approved by the sampling allocation
committee (SAC), consisting of the co-chiefs, staff scientist, and curatorial representative. Sampling
plans are subject to modification depending upon the actual material recovered and collaborations
that may evolve between scientists during the leg.
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