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Blog Posts Tagged "Coring"
Submitted by Jeff Ryan on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:22
At the start of the week we moved from Site BON-2A and Hole 1439A to Site BON- 1A, and we’ve started to drill Hole 1440A, which is ongoing. When an IODP science team completes a drillsite, a Site Report is required (IODP participation involves writing many different reports – Daily Updates, Weekly Updates, Site Reports, and of course the Initial Reports from the cruise).
Submitted by Diane Hanano on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 01:34
Preparations are underway at our third and deepest site. Our target depth is 1500 meters below the seafloor, which is made even more challenging by the fact that the seafloor is 3600 meters below the ship!
Submitted by Tom Lang on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 04:08
We've finished drilling at site U1459A, and it was certainly a challenge. It didn't have the chunky fragments like U1458 (the first drill site), instead the sediment switches unpredictably between rock-hard carbonate layers, and soft sediment, making consistent coring incredibly difficult. But we're learning from our struggles!
Submitted by Tom Lang on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 04:14
Sometimes when we’re trying to get a core, we end up with just an empty liner. We expect that to happen. What we don't expect is getting a core when we aren't even trying! This happened on Hole C, and left even our experienced geologists a bit baffled.
Submitted by Agnes Pointu on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 09:26
Submitted by Alessia Cicconi on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 01:19
One of the first things that I realized living on the JOIDES Resolution is that the people speak using a lot of acronyms.
Some of the most mysterious for me were the ones related to the drilling system.