Exploring beneath the ocean floor.

The JR is a seagoing research vessel that drills core samples and collects measurements from under the ocean floor, giving scientists a glimpse into Earth’s development.

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Now At Sea

December 04, 2014 - January 29, 2015

This expedition will explore past changes to the monsoon cycle in the Bay of Bengal.

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Wieviel hat es vor 5 Millionen Jahren geregnet?

In einem früheren Blog habe ich beschrieben, dass diese Expedition das Ziel hat, den Monsun bzw. die Regenmenge vergangener Zeiten herauszufinden.
In diesem Blog erkläre ich, wie man das macht.

Der Regen hinterlässt seine Spuren im Meer.

How does 30,000 feet of drillpipe fit into one ship?

The JOIDES resolution is designed to perform deep sea drilling: even in water depths of 9000 meters (27,000 ft), the JR can drill 1000 meters (3000 ft) into the bottom of the sea.