Channell, James E. T.; Sato, Tokiyuki; Kanamatsu, Toshiya; Stein, Ruediger; Zarikian, Carlos A. Alvarez; Malone, Mitchell J.; Robinson, Stuart; Bartoli, Gretta Linda; Chiyonobu, Shun; Damuth, John E.; de Abreu, Lucia; de Vernal, Anne; Ennyu, Atsuhito; Esmerode, Estela Vazquez; Funakawa, Satoshi; Henderson, Samuel S.; Hodell, David A.; Ito, Masashi; Kawamura, Kiichiro; Kawamura, Noriko; Krissek, Lawrence A.; Leigh, Sasha N. B.; Liu Chuanlian; Mazaud, Alain; Obrochta, Stephen; Romero, Oscar E.; Schiebel, Ralf; Shimada, Chieko; Stoner, Joseph S.; Wilkens, Roy H.; Wright, James D.; Yamasaki, Makoto (2005): Expedition 303 summary. IODP Management International, Washington, DC, United States, In: Channell, James E. T., Sato, Tokiyuki, Kanamatsu, Toshiya, Stein, Ruediger, Zarikian, Carlos A. Alvarez, Malone, Mitchell J., Robinson, Stuart, Bartoli, Gretta Linda, Chiyonobu, Shun, Damuth, John E., de Abreu, Lucia, de Vernal, Anne, Ennyu, Atsuhito, Esmerode, Estela Vazquez, Funakawa, Satoshi, Henderson, Samuel S., Hodell, David A., Ito, Masashi, Kawamura, Kiichiro, Kawamura, Noriko, Krissek, Lawrence A., Leigh, Sasha N. B., Liu Chuanlian, Mazaud, Alain, Obrochta, Stephen, Romero, Oscar E., Schiebel, Ralf, Shimada, Chieko, Stoner, Joseph S., Wilkens, Roy H., Wright, James D., Yamasaki, Makoto, Higgins, Sean M., Aboud, Essam, Acton, Gary D., Akimoto, Kazumi, Bailey, Ian, Bjorklund, Kjell R., Evans, Helen, Fang Nianqiao, Ferretti, Patrizia, Gruetzner, Jens, Guyodo, Yohan J. B., Hatakeda, Kentaro, Harris, Robert, Hagino, Kyoko, Hefter, Jens Norbert, Judge, Shelley A., Kulhanek, Denise K., Nanayama, Futoshi, Nielsen, Simon H. H., Ohno, Masao, Rashid, Harunur, Sanchez, Francisco J. Sierro, Voelker, Antje, Zhai, Qiumin, Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; North Atlantic climate; Expeditions 303 and 306 of the riserless drilling platform from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal); Sites U1302-U1308; 25 September-17 November 2004; and from Ponta Delgada, Azores (Portugal) to Dublin, Ireland; Sites U1312-U1315; 2 March-26 April 2005, 303/306, georefid:2007-054603

Expedition 303 was designed to sample and study strategic sites that record components of North Atlantic Pliocene-Quaternary climate, including the composition and structure of surface or bottom waters and detrital-layer stratigraphy indicative of ice sheet instability. The sites are distributed from the mouth of the Labrador Sea (Eirik Drift and Orphan Knoll) to the central Atlantic in the region of the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. The sites have important climate or paleoceanographic records, adequate sedimentation rates in the 5-20 cm/k.y. range for high-resolution studies, and the potential for stratigraphies based on relative geomagnetic paleointensity and oxygen isotope data. The sites contain distinct records of millennial-scale environmental variability (in terms of ice sheet-ocean interactions, deep circulation changes, or sea-surface conditions). They provide the requirements for developing millennial-scale stratigraphies (through geomagnetic paleointensity, oxygen isotopes, microfossils, and regional environmental patterns). They also document the details of geomagnetic field behavior over the last few million years. The ultimate objective is to generate a chronostratigraphic template for North Atlantic climate proxies and to allow their correlation at a sub-Milankovitch scale and their export to other parts of the globe.
West: -48.3200 East: -24.1400 North: 58.3000 South: 49.5200
Expedition: 303
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