Site summaries (continued)

Site MAL-03A

Priority: Primary
Position: 4.933064N, 73.071305E
Jurisdiction: Maldives
Water depth (m): 520
Target drilling depth (mbsf): 435
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): 532
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): Location map (Fig. F19)
Primary line(s): Line 65 (Fig. F20)
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: Triple APC to 200 mbsf Hole
A: APCT-3 measurements and orientation
Hole C: XCB to ~435 mbsf
Logging and downhole measurement program: Wireline log with triple combo and FMS-sonic
Nature of rock anticipated: Calcareous ooze, chalk, limestone