Uncovering Earth's Secrets is a children's picture eBook about the JOIDES Resolution. Written in rhyming verse by Kevin Kurtz and beautifully illustrated by Alice Feagan, the book is available as a free download and can be viewed on iPads and other computer and tablet devices, including interactive whiteboards.
One of the key objectives of the IODP is to understand the initiation and evolution of oceanic arcs. This is where oceanic plates converge and one dives beneath another, producing strings of volcanic islands above the subduction zone. This is how continental crust making begins. The Izu-Bonin-Mariana (IBM) arc, off the southern coast of Japan, has been a target for researching this process for many years.