Blog Posts Tagged "heave"

How Do You Stop the Motion of the Ocean? – Day 24, 7/28/2009

The JOIDES Resolution is equipped with some of the best devices available to do her job.  She is designed to move quickly on the ocean carrying a great deal of equipment and people to remote locations, and the ocean can be a rough place.  But a problem arises when you are on the ever changing surface of the ocean and you are trying to drill a hole thousands of meters below the surface.  How do you hold the drill steady when it is mounted to a ship that moves with the flow of the water?  That is today's topic.