Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 310 preliminary report; Tahiti sea level; the last deglacial sea level rise in the South Pacific; offshore drilling in Tahiti (French Polynesia); cruise dates, 6 October-16 November 2005; onshore science party, 13 February-4 March 2006

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doi: 10.2204/
Author(s): Camoin, Gilbert F.; Iryu, Yasufumi; McInroy, David; Asami, Ryuji; Braaksma, Hendrik; Cabioch, Guy; Castillo-Paterno, R.; Cohen, Anne L.; Cole, Julia E.; Deschamps, Pierre; Fairbanks, Richard G.; Felis, Thomas; Fujita, Kazuhiko; Hathorne, Ed C.; Lund, Steve P.; Machiyama, Hideaki; Matsuda, Hiroki; Quinn, Terrence M.; Sugihara, Kaoru; Thomas, Alexander; de Olivera Vasconcelos, Crisogono; Verwer, Klaas; Webster, Jody M.; Westphal, Hildegard; Woo, Kyung Sik; Yamada, Tsutomu; Yokoyama, Yusuke
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Expedition 310 Scientists
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Geosciences de l'Environnement, Europole Méditerranéen de l'Arbois, Aix-en-Provence, France
Tohoku University, Japan
British Geological Survey, United Kingdom
Université de Montpellier II, France
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, New Caledonia
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, United States
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
University of Arizona, United States
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
University of Bremen, Federal Republic of Germany
University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Open University, United Kingdom
University of Southern California, United States
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
Kumamoto University, Japan
University of South Florida, United States
Fukuoka University, Japan
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia
Kangwon National University, South Korea
University of Tokyo, Japan
Source: Preliminary Report (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program), Vol.310, 88p. Publisher: IODP Management International, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 1932-9423
Note: In English. 40 refs.
Summary: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 310 to the reef terraces around Tahiti, French Polynesia, was the second expedition to utilize a mission-specific platform (MSP) and was conducted by the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD) Science Operator (ESO). The objectives of Expedition 310 are to establish the course of postglacial sea level rise at Tahiti, to define sea-surface temperature (SST) variations for the region over the period 20-10 ka, and to analyze the impact of sea level changes on reef growth and geometry. To meet these objectives, the postglacial reef sequence, which consists of successive reef terraces seaward of the living barrier reef, was cored from a dynamically positioned vessel during October and November 2005. A total of 37 boreholes across 22 sites were cored in water depths ranging from 41.65 to 117.54 m. Borehole logging operations in 10 boreholes provided continuous geophysical information about the drilled strata. The cores were described during the Onshore Science Party at the IODP Bremen Core Repository during February and March 2006, where minimum and some standard measurements were made. Further postcruise research on samples taken during the Onshore Science Party are expected to fulfill the objectives of the expedition.
Year of Publication: 2006
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Algae; Anthozoa; Biostratigraphy; Boreholes; Carbonate rocks; Cenozoic; Chlorophyceae; Chlorophyta; Cnidaria; Codiaceae; Coelenterata; Cores; Deglaciation; Drilling; Electrical methods; Expedition 310; French Polynesia; Geochemistry; Geophysical methods; Halimeda; Holocene; Hydrochemistry; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Invertebrata; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Limestone; Lithofacies; Lithostratigraphy; Major elements; Marine drilling; Microbialite; Microfossils; O-18/O-16; Oceania; Oxygen; Pacific Ocean; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoclimatology; Paleoenvironment; Paleotemperature; Physical properties; Plantae; Pleistocene; Polynesia; Pore water; Quaternary; Resistivity; Sea-level changes; Sedimentary rocks; Society Islands; South Pacific; Stable isotopes; Stratigraphic units; Tahiti; Tahiti Sea Level Expedition; Trace elements; Upper Pleistocene; Upper Quaternary; Volcaniclastics; Well logs
Coordinates: S174600 S172900 W1492400 W1493600
Record ID: 2008016938
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