Exp 359. 12thOct. always in transit.

Today in the morning we had 2  exciting presentations on :

- Logging measurements and tools used on the JR, by Angela Slagle, Columbia University .

(Cf picture : the Downhole measurements Lab).

- Global synchroneity of sea level and currents, by Gregor Eberli co-chief Scientist, Miami University. 

Exp 359. 11th Oct.

Two safety drills have interrupted the morning scientists présentations:

"Current control on plateform sedimentation": Christian Betzler, co-chief scientist.

"How salty was the sea? constraining seawater chemistry with ancient evaporites": Clara Blättler, Inorganic Geochemist, Princeton U.

ZOMBIE ATTACK! :Comic by Jesus Reolid


JR Zombie

Ship Tour! Lost in the JOIDESResolution...

From the top to the bottom !!! a real labyrinth ! 

Then this afternoon great presentations on :

"Miocene climates and oceans": a complexe story with a lot of questions on 

-major uplift of the modern  mountains

-origin of modern ocean currents

-aridification of the continents and so on ….

Shipboard Labyrinth: By Anna Ling

Introduction by Juliet Crowell

Exp 359 9th Oct.

Fantastic pictures of Coccolithophores submitted by Jeremy Young  during his presentation this morning.

And he is not excelling just in paleontologic pictures !! Yesterday he caught magnificently flying fish .

 Coccolithophores are  unicellular organisms and they make an important part of the phytoplankton, base of the marine food webs.

always in transit to the Maldives

8th Oct.

 La houle a augmenté la nuit
dernière , on a réellement été bercé toute la nuit.

In transit to site UI465 (MAL-01A) jour 7.

Les formations et présentations se poursuivent à bord . Chacun prend la mesure de ce qui l'attend quand on sera sur le 1er site et que les carottages remonteront les uns après les autres : fast and furious !

In transit to site UI465 (MAL-01A)

The day 6 began with  a training for the sedimentologists and
micropaleontologists on DESClogik a core description application and on the
scanning electron microscope. The physical properties specialists, logging
scientists and stratigraphic correlator had training on the laboratory

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