Blog Posts Tagged "hydrothermal"

Our Mission

Today the chief scientist Andy Fisher, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, came and talked to our group about the transport of hydrothermal fluids beneath the crust. A few years ago a scientific device called a CORK was placed in an old borehole on the Juan de Fuca plate just west of the state of Washington.

Gabbros and sulfides and chimneys, oh my! Part 1

So for the last 17 years I've wanted to "look inside" the ocean crust, as it were.  I've been using data collected by the JR and the Juan de Fuca CORKs for the last 3 years, but I've never had the chance to get a good closeup look at the cores BEHIND the data!  Of course you can imagine how excited I was to get to examine a cross section through the ocean crust by looking at