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Publisher's notes

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

National Science Foundation (NSF), United States

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan

European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling (ECORD)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), People's Republic of China

Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM)

Australian Research Council (ARC) and New Zealand Institute for Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS), Australian/New Zealand Consortium

Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) India

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, IODP Management International, Inc., Consortium for Ocean Leadership, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Texas A&M University, or Texas A&M Research Foundation.

Examples of how to cite this volume or part of this volume are available at

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 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 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

Supplemental data were provided by the authors and may not conform to IODP publication formats.

Some close-up core photographs have been tonally enhanced to better illustrate particular features of interest. High-resolution images are available upon request.

Cover photograph shows drill rig floor. Photograph by Bill Crawford.

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