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Publisher’s notes

Funding for the program was provided by the following agencies at the time of this expedition:

  • European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People’s Republic of China
  • National Science Foundation (United States)

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the participating agencies, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc. (IODP-MI), or the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Implementing Organizations.

Abbreviations for names of organizations and publications in IODP reference lists follow the style given in Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (published by American Chemical Society).

The bulk of the shipboard-collected core data from this expedition is accessible from Integrated Ocean Drilling Program U.S. Implementing Organization (IODP-USIO) Science Services, Texas A&M University (TAMU), at​database/​index.html. If you cannot access this site or need additional data, please contact:

Data Librarian,
Integrated Ocean Drilling Program,
Texas A&M University,
1000 Discovery Drive, College Station TX 77845-9547, USA.
Tel: (979) 845-8495; Fax: (979) 458-1617;

A complete set of the logging data collected by ODP-USIO Science Services, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), is available at​DATA/​IODP. If you have problems downloading the data, wish to receive additional logging data, or have questions regarding the data, please contact:

Database Administrator,
Borehole Research Group,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University,
PO Box 1000, 61 Route 9W, Palisades NY 10964, USA.
Tel: (845) 365-8343; Fax: (845) 365-3182;

Some close-up core photographs have been tonally enhanced to better illustrate particular features of interest.

Cover illustration, by Christine Laverne, is a watercolor of a C-9 drill bit.

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