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Blog Posts Tagged "Expedition 362 Sumatra Seismogenic Zone"
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 02:45
The horizon doesn't change much as we transit through the Indian Ocean at 14 knots (25 kmph=16 mph--this is very fast for a ship of our size). We're motoring at a bearing of 103º from port in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to our drill sites in the eastern Indian Ocean. We should get to our first site tomorrow morning. In the meantime,
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 19:00
Coordinating scientific observations among 33 scientists and 24 lab technicians over 2 shifts is no easy task. But it’s very important.
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 17:19
We got our first core on deck this morning at 2am ship time! It was a slurry of dark grey, muddy and sandy sediment that glistened under the catwalk lights. Everyone on shift came to crowd around--at a safe distance, wearing hard hats and safety glasses, of course--and see the first glimpse of what we're after. The second core is already on its way through tests for properties
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 22:03
Fifty years ago the world looked very different to geologists. Not only was most television still in black and white, but the Grand Unifying Theory of Plate Tectonics had not yet been unified.
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 18:00
Blog Series Installment #1: Introduction
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Wed, 08/17/2016 - 17:36
Drilling can alter the core in a variety of ways. This morning, the core on the description tables is made of "biscuits and gravy": coherent chunks of compacted sediments separated by a muddy matrix of ground up core that gets squeezed into the core barrel in between the biscuits. Why does this happen and what can it tell us?
Submitted by Naomi Barshi on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 16:44
Blog Series Installment #2: Space as Time