Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 320T preliminary report; USIO Sea Trials and Assessment of Readiness Transit (START); Ontong Java Plateau; 25 January-5 March 2009

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doi: 10.2204/
Author(s): Miller, Jay; Higgins, Sean; Acton, Gary D.; Leckie, Mark; Marsaglia, Kathleen; Milliken, Kitty; Neal, Clive; St. John, Kristen; Wilkens, Roy; Alvarez-Zarikian, Carlos; Gamage, Kusali; Geldmacher, Joerg; Anderson, Louise; Fehr, Annick; Guerin, Gilles; Inwood, Jenny; Meissner, Eric; Slagle, Angela
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Expedition 320T Scientisits, College Station, TX
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, United States
Consortium for Ocean Leadership, United States
University of California-Davis, United States
University of Massachusetts, United States
California State University-Northridge, United States
University of Texas at Austin, United States
University of Notre Dame, United States
James Madison University, United States
Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, United States
University of Leicester, United Kingdom
University of Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, United States
Source: Preliminary Report (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program), Vol.320T, 85p. Publisher: IODP Management International, College Station, TX, United States. ISSN: 1932-9423
Note: In English. 28 refs.
Summary: The Sea Trials and Assessment of Readiness Transit (START), or Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 320T, was planned as a shakedown of the R/V JOIDES Resolution. The ship, operated under the auspices of the United States Implementing Organization (USIO) as part of IODP, has just completed an extensive 115+ million dollar refit in Jurong Shipyard, Singapore. The scientific research vessel spent 29 months (September 2006-January 2009) in Singapore, where the ship's hotel and laboratory structure was replaced and the marine and drilling systems were completely refurbished. The overall objectives of Expedition 320T included a shakedown of the ship's drilling, coring, and downhole logging capabilities, in particular the testing of the new wireline heave compensator. Additionally, all the scientific laboratory analytical systems, computer applications, and data uploading/storage capabilities were assessed. Lastly, this expedition served to relocate the ship from Southeast Asia to Hawaii for the start of IODP-USIO Phase 2 science operations in the equatorial Pacific (Expeditions 320 and 321).
Year of Publication: 2009
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Aliphatic hydrocarbons; Alkanes; Biostratigraphy; Boreholes; Cenozoic; Chemostratigraphy; Cores; Drilling; Equatorial Pacific; Expedition 320T; Foraminifera; Gamma-ray spectra; Geochemistry; Hydrocarbons; Hydrochemistry; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Invertebrata; Leg 130; Lithostratigraphy; Magnetic properties; Magnetic susceptibility; Magnetostratigraphy; Major elements; Marine drilling; Marine sediments; Methane; Microfossils; Neogene; North Pacific; Northwest Pacific; ODP Site 807; Ocean Drilling Program; Ontong Java Plateau; Organic compounds; Pacific Ocean; Paleomagnetism; Physical properties; Pliocene; Pore water; Protista; Quaternary; Sedimentary structures; Sediments; Spectra; Tertiary; Trace elements; Well logs; West Pacific
Coordinates: N033622 N033626 E1563730 E1563728
N033620 N033620 E1563727 E1563727
Record ID: 2009057202
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