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Jarrard, Richard D (2001): Petrophysical investigation on sediment core CRP-3 from the Ross Sea, Antarctica. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Jarrard, RD (2001): Petrophysics of core plugs from CRP-3 drillhole, Victoria Land Basin, Antarctica. Terra Antartica, 8(3), 143-150, hdl:10013/epic.28212.d001

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A suite of petrophysical properties - velocity, resistivity, bulk density, porosity, and matrix density - was measured on 88 core plugs from the CRP-3 drillhole. Core-plug bulk densities were used to recalibrate both whole-core and downhole bulk density logs. Core-plug measurements of matrix density permit conversion of the whole-core and downhole bulk density logs to porosity. Both velocity and formation factor (a normalized measure of resistivity) are strongly correlated with porosity. The velocity/porosity pattern is similar to that for the lower part of CRP-2A and is consistent with the empirical relationship for sandstones. Core-plug and whole-core measurements of P-wave velocity at atmospheric pressure exhibit excellent agreement. Measurements of velocity as a function of pressure indicate a significantly higher velocity sensitivity to pressure than has been observed at CRP-1 and CRP-2A; rebound or presence of microcracks at CRP-3 may be responsible. The percentage difference between velocities at in situ pressures and atmospheric pressures increases downhole from 0% at the seafloor to 9% at the bottom. This pattern can be used to correct whole-core velocity data, measured at atmospheric pressure, to in situ velocities for depth-to-time conversion and associated comparison to the seismic profile across the drillsite
Latitude: -77.006000 * Longitude: 163.719000
Date/Time Start: 1999-10-09T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1999-11-19T00:00:00
CRP-3 * Latitude: -77.006000 * Longitude: 163.719000 * Date/Time Start: 1999-10-09T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1999-11-19T00:00:00 * Elevation: -295.0 m * Penetration: 939 m * Recovery: 936 m * Location: Ross Sea * Campaign: CRP-3 * Basis: Sampling/drilling from ice * Method/Device: Core wireline system (CWS) * Comment: 11.76 km at 76° true from Cape Roberts, 2.04 km at 225° true from CRP-2. Fast ice thickness: 2.0 to 2.2 m. Sea rise embedded to 9.55 mbsf. Lateral ice movement from spudding 5.0 m to 82° true. HQ core to 345.85 mbsf. NQ core to 939.42 mbsf. Core recovery 97%. Phase 1 logging to 345 mbsf, Phase 2 logging to 773 mbsf, Phase 3 logging to 918 mbsf. Deepest Cenozoic lithology and depth: sandstone breccia from 822.87 to 823.11 mbsf. Age of oldest Cenozoic strata: earliest Oligocene or latest Eocene. Deepest core lithology and depth: light red-brown quartz-cemented quartz sandstone to 939.42 mbsf. Age of bedrock: (mid?) Devonian.
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  1. Jarrard, RD (2001): (Table 1) Petrophysical measurements of core plugs of sediment core CRP-3.
  2. Jarrard, RD (2001): (Table 2) Velocity measurement on core plugs of sediment core CRP-3.