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Blog Posts Tagged "mariana trench"
Submitted by Amy West on Sat, 08/02/2014 - 21:40
Every once in awhile there will be external blogging from the ship by education officer, Amy West. Here is a snippet of the first one:
Going on a Rock Cruise
Imagine two, 60-mile-thick slabs of rock running into each other. Which gives first and why?
Submitted by Amy West on Sun, 08/10/2014 - 03:04
Our entire mission is dependent on seismic data and our interpretation of it. We can be wildly off, or spot on with what we think we’ll encounter during drilling. It’s a highly educated guess, but what worried many members of the team was drilling through too much sediment before they hit the hard rock.
Submitted by Kristen Weiss on Thu, 12/15/2016 - 16:07
Hi there! My latest video is available on Youtube<. Watch to learn why our scientists are so excited about blue mud, and how the science conducted on this expedition can help us better understand earthquakes and tsunamis.
Submitted by Kristen Weiss on Mon, 12/26/2016 - 16:58
Merry Christmas from the JR! Want to see how we celebrated out here in the middle of the Pacific? Watch my latest video diary< to see the singing, eating, and general merry-making! With no cores on deck, everyone had extra time to get in the festive spirit--or at least eat some extra candy.
Submitted by Kristen Weiss on Wed, 12/28/2016 - 14:42
Submitted by Kristen Weiss on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:12
Submitted by Kristen Weiss on Wed, 01/18/2017 - 18:45
Today during one of my live classroom broadcasts, a student asked what it felt like to be higher than Mount Everest. The student was referring to our location above the Mariana Trench--the deepest part of the ocean (35,827 feet deep), often contrasted with Mount Everest since its the highest point on earth (29,035 feet high).