IODP

doi:10.14379/iodp.sp.359.2014

Site summaries (continued)

Site KK-03A

Priority: Alternate
Position: 15.3061N, 70.9032E
Jurisdiction: India
Water depth (m): 2685
Target drilling depth (mbsf): 450
Approved maximum penetration (mbsf): 900
Survey coverage (track map; seismic profile): Location map (Fig. F10)
Primary line(s): Line K-95-8B (Fig. F11)
Objective(s): 1. Reconstruction of oceanic and terrestrial monsoonal paleoclimate in the Arabian Sea and Indian Peninsula since the Oligocene
2. Reconstruction of oceanic and terrestrial premonsoonal paleoclimate in the Arabian Sea and Indian Peninsula in the Eocene and upper Paleocene
Drilling program: Triple APC to 200 mbsf
Double XCB to 450 mbsf
Logging and downhole measurement program: No logging program
Nature of rock anticipated: Nannofossil and foraminiferal oozes