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Scientific Ocean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges

Scientific Ocean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges

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Through direct exploration of the subseafloor, U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling programs have significantly contributed to a broad range of scientific accomplishments in Earth science disciplines, shaping understanding of Earth systems and enabling new fields of inquiry. The programs' technological innovations have played a strong role in these accomplishments. The science plan for the proposed 2013-2023 program presents a strong case for the continuation of scientific ocean drilling. Each of the plan's four themes identifies compelling challenges with potential for transformative science that could only be addressed through scientific ocean drilling, although some challenges appear to have greater potential than others. Prioritizing science plan challenges and integrating multiple objectives into single expeditions would help use resources more effectively, while encouraging technological innovations would continue to increase the potential for groundbreaking science.
Through direct exploration of the subseafloor, U.S.-supported scientific ocean drilling programs have significantly contributed to a broad range of scientific accomplishments in Earth science disciplines, shaping understanding of Earth systems and enabling new fields of inquiry. The programs' technological innovations have played a strong role in these accomplishments. The science plan for the proposed 2013-2023 program presents a strong case for the continuation of scientific ocean drilling. Each of the plan's four themes identifies compelling challenges with potential for transformative science that could only be addressed through scientific ocean drilling, although some challenges appear to have greater potential than others. Prioritizing science plan challenges and integrating multiple objectives into single expeditions would help use resources more effectively, while encouraging technological innovations would continue to increase the potential for groundbreaking science.

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ScientificOcean Drilling
 
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CHALLENGES
 
WHAT IS SCIENTIFIC OCEAN DRILLING?
.........................................................................................2
CYCLES OF THE SOLID EARTH
.........................................................................................................4Earth’s Magnetic Field .........................................................................................................................4Continental Breakup and Sedimentary Basin Formation ......................................................................5Structure, Composition, and Formation of the Ocean Crust ................................................................5Subduction Zone Processes and Seismogenic Zones ........................................................................6Large Igneous Provinces ....................................................................................................................7
FLUID, FLOW, AND LIFE ON THE SUBSEAFLOOR
.............................................................................8Heat Flow, Fluid Flow, and Geochemistry............................................................................................8Hydrothermal Vent Processes .............................................................................................................9 The Subseafloor Biosphere ...............................................................................................................10Gas Hydrates ...................................................................................................................................11
EARTH’S CLIMATE HISTORY
..........................................................................................................12Past Warm Climate Extremes and the Greenhouse World .................................................................12Cenozoic Ice Sheet Evolution and Global Sea Level Change.............................................................13Orbital Forcing ..................................................................................................................................17 Abrupt Climate Change ....................................................................................................................18Co-Evolution of Life and the Planet ...................................................................................................18
ASSESSMENT OF THE 2013-2023 SCIENCE PLAN
.......................................................................21
 
The U.S.-operated
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 Resolution is a multipurposedrillship that serves theinternational scientic oceandrilling community. Credit:William Craword, IntegratedOcean Drilling Program U.S.Implementing Organization(IODP-USIO).
 A richhistory oEarth’s past liesbeneath the ocean.
 
The sediments and rock o the ocean foor contain records o activebiological, chemical, and geological processes that have shaped theEarth over millions o years. 
Scentc ocen rn hs spurre remrkbe proress n unerstnn mny obprocesses: conrmn the theory o pte tectoncs, ocumentn the hstory o Erth’s c-mte system, nvesttn the roe o fu fow wthn the ocen crust, n scovern nextensve subsefoor bosphere tht my we nhbt  o the wor’s ocenc sementsn much o the pnet’s crystne crust. Ths booket summrzes the nns o the Nton Reserch Counc report,
ScientifcOcean Drilling: Accomplishments and Challenges
. The report ooks t sncnt ccom-pshments enbe by scentc ocen rn n so ssesses the potent or trnsor-mtve scoveres bse on the reserch escrbe n
Illuminating Earth’s Past, Present  and Future: The International Ocean Discovery Program Science Plan or 2013-2023,
scence pn or the next ece o scentc ocen rn.

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