CORE DESCRIBERS : 3 teams, 3 specialities, 1 goal ! introduction

“Core on deck” marque le debut d’un voyage long et sinueux dans l’univers de la science. L’objet de cette serie de blogs, intitulee “CORE DESCRIBERS”, est de presenter la tache de chacun dans la description minutieuse du plus grand nombre possible de donnees sur la precieuse roche rapportee du fond des oceans.

“Core on deck” is the beginning of a long and complicated journey
through scientific discovery. This blogs series, titled “CORE
DESCRIBERS”, will explain the different tasks of each person. These precise
descriptions aim at recording the most data possible about the precious rock
from the bottom of the ocean.

3 teams :

IGNEOUS PETROLOGISTS,

STRUCTURAL GEOLOGISTS,

METAMORPHIC GEOLOGISTS.

3 specialities:

LITHOLOGY and COMPOSITION OF THE ROCK,

MAGMATIC FABRIC and DEFORMATION OF THE ROCK,

ALTERATION and RECRYSTALLIZATION VEINS.

1 goal: UNDERSTAND !

Metamorphic geologists at work

Some metamorphic petrologists at work, Ricardo Tribuzio, Toshi Nozaka, Ma Qjiang, James Leong.

Tomo Morishita, igneous petrologist

Tomo Morishita, igneous petrologist

Teaser image : Carlotta Ferrando, structural petrologist

Photos courtesy of Bill Crawford, IODP image specialist