Drilling To Decipher Long-Term Sea-Level Changes And Effects
It has been 15 years since the last planning workshop for reconstructing the history of long-term sea-level changes. Significant progress has been made with ODP drilling on the New Jersey and Australian margins and the Bahamas, with onshore drilling and outcrop studies, and with pending joint IODP-ICDP of the New Jersey inner shelf. The drill still provides an unparalleled means of sampling Cretaceous to Holocene stratigraphic records and calibrating them directly to downhole logs and 3-D geometry afforded by seismic profiles. Recent drilling advances, including the use of mission-specific platforms, together with new views on the roles of tectonics and sediment dynamics, require that the scientific community re-evaluate the fundamental assumptions of sea-level studies. This workshop will be held in Oct. 2007 in Salt Lake City with a field trip to the classic sequence at Book Cliffs Utah. Funding is in hand for U.S. participants from JOI, DOSECC will provide support-in-kind and some funds to host the meeting, and Chevron will run the field trip. We seek funds from ICDP and IODP to cover travel expenses for international travel support.
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- Kenneth G. Miller, Rutgers University, Wright Labs, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Craig S. Fulthorpe, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, Department of Geological Sciences, Institute of Geophysics
- Gilbert F. Camoin, Centre Européen de Recherche et d?Enseignement des Géosciences de l?Environnement, UMR 6635 CNRS
- Stephen Peter Hesselbo, University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Camborne School of Mines
- André W. Droxler, Rice University, Department of Earth Science
Chevron, Climate Change, DOSECC, Global Environment, ICDP, ICDP-2007/07, IODP, JOI, Lake Drilling, Ocean Drilling, Paleoclimatology, Sea-level Changes
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