Site summaries (continued)

Site MAL-04B

Priority: Primary
Position: 4.929444N, 73.286776E
Jurisdiction: Maldives
Water depth (m): 533
Target drilling depth (mbsf): 554
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): 590
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): ODP Site 716 Location map (Fig. F17)
Primary line(s): Line 65 (Fig. F18)
Objective(s): 1. Analyze cyclostratigraphy of drift deposits, providing reconstructions of changes in the current regime and monsoon cyclicity
2. Constrain the timing of unconformities and sedimentary interruptions
Drilling program: Hole A: drill/wash to 170 mbsf, APC/XCB to 554 mbsf
Logging and downhole measurement program: Wireline log with triple combo, FMS-sonic, and VSI
Nature of rock anticipated: Calcareous ooze, chalk