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Wonik, Thomas; Grelle, Thomas; Handwerger, David A; Jarrard, Richard D; McKee, Andrew; Patterson, Taylor; Paulsen, Timothy S; Pierdominici, Simona; Schmitt, Douglas R; Schröder, Henning; Speece, Marvin; Wilson, Terry; SMS Science Team (2009): Downhole logging of the AND-2A borehole, Victoria Land Basin, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Wonik, T et al. (2009): Downhole measurements in the AND-2A borehole, ANDRILL southern McMurdo Sound Project, Antarctica. Terra Antartica, 15(1), 41-48, hdl:10013/epic.43904.d001

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Under the framework of the ANDRILL Southern McMurdo Sound (SMS) Project successful downhole experiments were conducted in the 1138.54 metre (m)-deep AND-2A borehole. Wireline logs successfully recorded were: magnetic susceptibility, spectral gamma ray, sonic velocity, borehole televiewer, neutron porosity, density, calliper, geochemistry, temperature and dipmeter. A resistivity tool and its backup both failed to operate, thus resistivity data were not collected. Due to hole conditions, logs were collected in several passes from the total depth at ~1138 metres below sea floor (mbsf) to ~230 mbsf, except for some intervals that were either inaccessible due to bridging or were shielded by the drill string. Furthermore, a Vertical Seismic Profile (VSP) was created from ~1000 mbsf up to the sea floor. The first hydraulic fracturing stress measurements in Antarctica were conducted in the interval 1000-1138 mbsf. This extensive data set will allow the SMS Science Team to reach some of the ambitious objectives of the SMS Project. Valuable contributions can be expected for the following topics: cyclicity and climate change, heat flux and fluid flow, seismic stratigraphy in the Victoria Land Basin, and structure and state of the modern crustal stress field.
Latitude: -77.758141 * Longitude: 165.276765
Date/Time Start: 2007-10-10T12:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2007-11-30T12:00:00
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 400.425 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 982.825 m
AND-2A * Latitude: -77.758141 * Longitude: 165.276765 * Date/Time Start: 2007-10-10T12:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2007-11-30T12:00:00 * Elevation: -380.0 m * Recovery: 1138.54 m * Location: McMurdo Sound * Campaign: SMS (Southern McMurdo Sound) * Basis: McMurdo Station * Method/Device: Drilling/drill rig (DRILL) * Comment: Coring site is located ~25 km from the United States' McMurdo Station and from New Zealand's Scott Base on a 8.5 m thick floating sea-ice platform.
Physical parameters measured in the AND-2A borehole drilled by the ANDRILL Southern McMurdo Sound Project (SMS) from October to December 2007. The respective parameters are wet bulk density, porosity, magnetic susceptibility, spectral gamma radiation and the content of potassium, thorium and uranium. The data set covers the depth interval from 400 mbsf (meters below seafloor) to 983 mbsf.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1DEPTH, sediment/rockDepthmGeocode
2Density, wet bulkWBDg/cm3Wonik, ThomasAnalog impulse tool (D48)
3PorosityPoros% volWonik, ThomasAntares digital loggin tool
4Susceptibility, volumekappa10-6 SIWonik, ThomasAntares digital loggin tool
5HNGS Standard total Gamma RayHSGRgAPIWonik, ThomasAntares digital loggin tool
6PotassiumK%Wonik, ThomasAntares digital loggin tool
7ThoriumThmg/kgWonik, ThomasAntares digital loggin tool
8UraniumUmg/kgWonik, ThomasAntares digital loggin tool
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