International Ocean Discovery Program

Expedition 313: New Jersey Shelf

April 2009 continuing to July 2009

Unravelling global sea level changes from the effects of subsidence and sediment supply requires a fundamental understanding of passive margin sedimentation.  Sea level fluctuations have a fundamental, worldwide control on the stratigraphic record, as do tectonics and changes in sediment supply. The challenge is to isolate the imprint of each of these effects.

The New Jersey continental shelf, particularly the inner to middle shelf where this expedition drilled, is well suited for estimating late Oligocene-Miocene eustatic amplitudes, a period of known glacioeustatic changes, as sediments in this setting are stratigraphically more complete, record the full range of water depth variations, and provide the facies needed to estimate amplitudes.

Petrophysics staff scientists

Learn more about IODP Expedition 313.


  • Miller K., Browning J.V., Mountain G., Bassetti M.A., Monteverde D., Inwood J., Lofi J. & Proust J.N., 2013. Sequence boundaries are impedance contrasts: core-seismic-log integration of Oligocene-Miocene sequences, New Jersey shallow shelf. Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1257-1285, doi:10.1130/GES00858.1
  • Lofi J., Inwood J., Proust J.N., Monteverde D., Loggia D., Basile C., Otsuka H., Hayashi T., Stadler S., Mottl M.J., Fehr A., Pezard P., 2013 Fresh and salt water distribution in passive margin sediments: insights from IODP Expedition 313 on the New Jersey margin. Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1025-1043, doi:10.1130/GES00913.1
  • Inwood J., Lofi J., Davies S., Basile C., Bjerrum C., Mountain G., Proust J.N., Otsuka H. & Valppu H, 2013. Log-based statistical classification of lithology: IODP Exp 313. Geosphere, v. 9, p. 1009-1024, doi:10.1130/GES00913.1
  • Pierre, C., Blanc-Valleron, M.M., Boudouma, O. and Lofi, J., 2017. Carbonate and silicate cementation of siliciclastic sediments of the New Jersey shelf (IODP Expedition 313): relation with organic matter diagenesis and submarine groundwater discharge. Geo-Marine Letters, pp.1-11. doi: 10.1007/s00367-017-0506-6
  • Proust, J.N., Pouderoux, H., Ando, H., Hesselbo, S.P., Hodgson, D.M., Lofi, J., Rabineau, M. and Sugarman, P.J., 2018. Facies architecture of Miocene subaqueous clinothems of the New Jersey passive margin: Results from IODP-ICDP Expedition 313. Geosphere. doi: 10.1130/GES01545.1
  • Inwood, J., 2018. Data report: interpretation of cored intervals with greater than one hundred percent core recovery: IODP Expedition 313 used as an example methodology. In Mountain, G. Proust, J.-N., McInroy, D., Cotterill, C., and the Expedition 313 Scientists, Proceeding of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, 313: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.313.202.2018

As Petrophysics Staff Scientists, Jenny Inwood and Johanna Lofi are co-authors on the following expedition-related publications.

Preliminary report

  • Expedition 313 Scientists, 2010. New Jersey Shallow Shelf: shallow-water drilling of the New Jersey continental shelf: global sea level and architecture of passive margin sediments. IODP Ocean Drilling Program Expedition 313 Preliminary Report. doi: 10.2204/

Scientific Drilling Journal

  • Mountain, G., Proust, J.N. and the Expedition 313 Science Party. 2010. The New Jersey margin scientific drilling project (IODP Expedition 313): untangling the record of global and local sea-level changes. Scientific Drilling, 10, 26–34. doi: 10.2204/

Expedition proceedings

  • Mountain, G., Proust, J.N., McInroy, D., Cotterill, C. and the Expedition 313 Scientists, Proceedings of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Volume 313: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International, Inc.). doi: 10.2204/iodp.proc.313.2010

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