The IODP Expedition 332; eyes on the prism, the NanTroSEIZE observatories

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doi: 10.2204/
Author(s): Toczko, Sean T.; Kopf, Achim J.; Araki, Eiichiro
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Expedition 332 Scientific Party
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Center for Deep Earth Exploration, Kanagawa, Japan
University of Bremen, Germany
Volume Title: Scientific Drilling
Source: Scientific Drilling, Vol.14, p.34-38. Publisher: Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Sapporo; Washington, DC, International. ISSN: 1816-8957
Note: In English. 16 refs.; illus., incl. sect., sketch map
Summary: The Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (NanTroSEIZE) is a major long-term drilling project designed to investigate the seismogenic behavior of subduction zone plate boundaries. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 332 deployed a long-term borehole monitoring system (LTBMS), an advanced Circulation Obviation Retrofit Kit (CORK)-type observatory. The recovery of pressure and temperature data from a temporary observatory (SmartPlug) deployed during IODP Expedition 319 helped prove the SmartPlug concept. The permanent LTBMS was deployed n the upper 1000 m of Site C0002, while the SmartPlug was recovered from Site C0010 and replaced with a more capable "GeniusPlug", incorporating an extension with a geochemical sampler and biological experiment to the original SmartPlug design. SmartPlug pressure and temperature data showed signs of transient pressure events.
Year of Publication: 2012
Research Program: IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 18 Geophysics, Solid-Earth; 20 Geophysics, Applied; Asia; Boreholes; Continental margin; Drilling; Expedition 319; Expedition 332; Far East; Geophysical methods; Geophysical profiles; Geophysical surveys; Honshu; IODP Site C0002; IODP Site C0010; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Japan; Kii Peninsula; Marine drilling; NanTroSEIZE; Nankai Trough; North Pacific; Northwest Pacific; Observatories; Pacific Ocean; Seismic methods; Seismic profiles; Subduction zones; Surveys; Vertical seismic profiles; West Pacific
Coordinates: N331800 N331800 E1363800 E1363800
N321218 N321218 E1364111 E1364111
Record ID: 2013017870
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