Site summaries (continued)

Site BB-4

Priority: Alternate
Position: 19°1.4682′N, 85°42.8782′E
Water depth (m): 1607
Target drilling depth (mbsf): 172
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): 172
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, C: APC core to refusal/XCB core to 172 mbsf
Logging program and downhole measurements program: Hole A: APCT-3 temperature measurements and FlexIT orientation
Holes B, C: FlexIT orientation
Nature of rock anticipated: Biogenic clays and oozes, clays subordinate