Site summaries (continued)

Site BB-5

Priority: Primary
Position: 17°44.7218′N, 84°47.2513′E
Water depth (m): 2495
Target drilling depth (mbsf): 680
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): 680
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): Not yet available
Objective(s): 1. High-resolution reconstruction of oceanic monsoonal paleoclimate in the Bay of Bengal during the Pleistocene.
2. High-resolution reconstruction of oceanic circulation at intermediate depths in the Bay of Bengal during the Pleistocene.
Drilling program: Holes A, B: APC core to refusal/XCB core to 680 mbsf
Logging program and downhole measurements program: Hole A: APCT-3 temperature measurements and FlexIT orientation
Hole B: FlexIT orientation and wireline logging using the triple combo and FMS-sonic
Nature of rock anticipated: Biogenic clays and oozes, clays subordinate