The future of Plate Tectonics research – IODP featured on the Geological Society of London blog

    Dr Lloyd White,  a lecturer in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong, Australia, is one of the scientists sailing onboard the JR’s Expedition 369. Lloyd has written about the importance of plate tectonics research and how we are contributing to it on this expedition for the Geological Society of London: The future of plate tectonics research: The International Ocean Discovery Program He has also produced a video that…

Reddit AMA session on Sept 1 at 5pm-7pm EST. “Hidden Continent Zealandia”

AMA Science Series, March 2017 Dr Jerry Dickens, Professor at Rice University, Texas and Co Chief Scientist on Joides Resolution Expedition 371, answered questions on the proposed drilling program; “Finding the submerged continent of Zealandia.” Now 5 months later, at the midway point of the expedition, Jerry goes under the pump again, to answer your questions.  Reddit AMA session on Sept 1 at 5pm-7pm EST. Dr Gerry Dickens, talks about ocean drilling and “Zealandia” From…

Live science: first results of ocean drilling 362 expedition

When earthquakes happen in the ocean, they can displace huge volumes of water and cause tsunamis. This was the case in 2004 when a magnitude >9 earthquake struck North Sumatra and the Andaman-Nicobar Islands leading to a huge tsunami with coastal waves reaching 15 meters or more. Although earthquakes are expected in subduction zones, the 2004 earthquake ruptured to much shallower depths and closer to trench than most other subduction earthquakes and ended beneath the…