What is the JOIDES Resolution?
The JOIDES Resolution (JR) is a research vessel that drills into the ocean floor to collect and study core samples. Scientists use data from the JR to better understand climate change, geology and Earth’s history. It is a part of the International Ocean Discovery Program and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Expedition 374 investigates how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has evolved with climatic and oceanic change over the past 20 million years. The Ross Sea is an ideal location for this study because it is highly sensitive to changes in ocean heat flux and sea level. This work will lead to a better understanding of Antarctic ice sheet sensitivity to warmer climates.
Time at Sea: 18 days