A Successful Story at Site U1480

We finished our first site with success! We’re now at our second site, so here’s a little summary of what we did at Site U1480. We met our primary science goal at the site: core the entire sedimentary sequence from seafloor down to the oceanic crust that forms the basement that the sediments rest on. That’s almost 1.4 km (0.8 mi)!

While the scientists are writing up their reports, we’ll summarize a few of the things that we’ve been thinking about.  I’ll have a few more posts for you in the next few days.  Stay tuned!

(Click on the image at left to see it bigger.)