Blog Posts Tagged "Magnetometer"

Underway Geophysics During transit to Tahiti

Transit to Tahiti – yes I said Tahiti! From Victoria, BC, Canada to Tahati, French Polynesia.

Why a Magnetometer Can be a Hotspot Scientist’s Best Friend

The scientists’ ability to determine whether the Louisville hotspot has been moving inside the Earth is dependent on our paleomagnetists’ ability to see how the Earth’s magnetic field affects volcanic rock. To find out why, drink a latte and read on, because it’s a little long.

Telling Time with the Earth's Magnetic Field

Paleomagnetism is the study of the Earth’s ancient magnetic field. Such studies have helped lead to important discoveries like seafloor spreading and plate tectonics. Here on the JOIDES Resolution during Expedition 354, one of the main uses of this tool is to find out the age of sediments from the Bengal submarine fan. So how do we actually do that?