Blog Posts Tagged "Structural Geology"

Reconstructing History

When you consider how much magmatic activity occurred in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana forearc, the core from which we intend to gain so much historical geologic information may seem disproportionately small in comparison.  We collect cores no bigger than 60-62 mm (less than 2.5 inches) in diameter, which provide a very limited, but representative, view of the surrounding rock. 

CORE DESCRIBERS : 3 teams, 3 specialities, 1 goal ! introduction

"Core on deck" marque le debut d'un voyage long et sinueux dans l'univers de la science. L'objet de cette serie de blogs, intitulee "CORE DESCRIBERS", est de presenter la tache de chacun dans la description minutieuse du plus grand nombre possible de donnees sur la precieuse roche rapportee du fond des oceans.

CORE DESCRIBERS : 3 teams, 3 specialties, 1 goal ! EPISODE 2 : STRUCTURAL GEOL.


Mike, Jeremy, Oliver, Carlotta, Gustavo. Another team to describe the rocks. They are interested in the organization of the minerals.


Background : Mike ; left : Gustavo ; right : Carlotta

CORE DESCRIBERS : 3 teams, 3 specialities, 1 goal ! episode 3 Structural Geol. con't

I will give you more details and show you some pictures to precise again the work of this team ...

Daily Science Report Explained

Each day, our Staff Scientist/Expedition Project Manager sends out an update to the ship and to our colleagues on shore. The daily report summarizes the scientific findings from the day before. Here's an example of a daily report, explained with photos!

Science on board - Chit-chat with a structural geologiste (english/french)

So far, in our chit-chats we met sedimentologists, geophysicists, paleomagnetists, paleontologists. Now it is the turn of a structural geologist. He is from France and this post will be bilingual.

Madames and Messieurs, voila Michael Nirrengarten.