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Continental Scientific Drilling Project of Cretaceous Songliao Basin

Project Acronym: SBDP | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5012

Knowledge of Cretaceous terrestrial climatic change is often at best fragmentary. The plan is to conduct scientific drilling in the Cretaceous Songliao Basin, China, to recover a nearly complete Cretaceous terrestrial sedimentary record, as determined from basin-filling history. A study of the core will provide unique opportunities for the geosciences community to understand the response of terrestrial environment to geological events related to the carbon cycle and greenhouse climate change during Cretaceous, which would be of help to inform our understanding of modern global warming. 

Keywords: Asia, China, Songliao Basin, Climate Change, Cretaceous, Terrestrial

Project Details

Project Location

Project Timeline

Post Drilling Workshop

1 June 2018 in Guilin, P.R. China

Workshops During Drilling

27 - 30 September 2015 in Beijing, P.R. China
3 - 8 July 2016 in Changchun, P.R. China


13 April 2014 - 15 March 2018

Full Proposal Approved

Workshop Held

28 - 30 August 2007 in Daqing, P.R. China

Workshop Proposal Approved