Site summaries (continued)

Proposed Site NT2-03C

Alternate for proposed Site NT2-03B
33°13.9075′N, 136°41.811′E
Water depth (m):
Target drilling depth (mbsf):
1000 m sediment
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf):
1250; approved by CDEX and TAMU safety panels based on EPSP Jan 2007 recommendation
Survey coverage:
CDEX 2006 3-D MCS; extensive survey data outlined in Proposal 603A-Full2 (
  • Track map (Fig. AF23)
  • 3-D InLine 2596 (Fig. AF28)
  • 3-D CrossLine 5475 (Fig. AF29)
(see text for full details):
Sample forearc basin sediments and deformed prism
Preparatory site for 3.5 km deep Stage 2 riser site (Stage 2 will characterize megasplay fault zone system by intersecting it at intermediate depth of 3.5 km)
Integration with proposed Sites NT2-01A and NT3-01 is essential.
Drilling, coring, and downhole measurement program:
See NT2-03B
Anticipated lithology:
0–210 mbsf: slope sediments
210–800 mbsf: accretionary prism (deformed, compacted turbidites)