Blog Posts Tagged "expedition 330"
If, like me, you had just spent thirty hours traveling from the east coast of the United States to Auckland, New Zealand, then while you were riding in the shuttle from the airport to your hotel, you also may have noticed that Auckland looks like it could be a city found on the east coast of the United States (well, except for the fact that the trees
Hello. I’m sailing on the Louisville Expedition 330 and I’ll be blogging about what I do, the science onboard the ship and life at sea in general. This first blog will be an introduction to what I do.
One of our main research objectives for drilling the Louisville seamount trail is to try to better understand what is happening in the mantle underneath it. Volcanoes and earthquakes are our most dramatic reminders that the inside of the Earth is not a static ball of rock: there is a fluid mantle that is causing the seemingly solid crust beneath us to move and change.
Santa Claus, reindeer and gas station attendants are not the only people working on Christmas Day this year. Everyone onboard the JOIDES Resolution is working today as well. The captain and crew are making sure the ship is running smoothly. The engineers and roughnecks are continuing to drill into the seamount to bring up more cores of volcanic rocks.
Meet Nicola Pressling, one of the scientists on board, and find out why paleomagnetists have the coolest job you probably never heard of before.
Hotspots are like the strong, silent type. On the surface it is obvious they are very powerful, but it is difficult to find out what is going on with them underneath the surface, because there is no way to force your way down there.