Life & Science at Sea: Highlights from Recent IODP Expeditions with Dr. Helen Evans and Dr. Angela Slagle. Michael J. Passow Earth2Class Workshops for Teachers Originally presented 7 May 2011.
Michael J. PassowEarth2Class Workshops for TeachersOriginally presented 7 May 2011
The “JOIDES Resolution” drilling ship (“JR”) returned to sea in 2009 after a major refitting to continue its already-impressive history of making new discoveries from seafloor rocks and sediments!
Once the JR retrieves a “core” of sediments or rocks, a suite of special geophysical instruments are sent back down into the hole to collect data that provides even more information about the environment of formation and later alterations of materials
Multi-Sensor Spectral Gamma Ray Tool (MGT) measurements in a wide variety of scientific investigations
BRG is also actively involved in the development of new tools and techniques for acquiring and analyzing downhole data.
The first successful ocean drilling vessel was CUSS 1, which demonstrated the potential for deep sea coring in a series of experiments during the spring of 1961.
The Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP, 1968 - 83) used the “Glomar Challenger” to begin extensive exploration of the sea floor. deep-sea drilling s
Riser vessel: Chikyu Mission-Specific Platforms
http://www.iodp.org/ Its name commemorates the JOIDES and Captain James Cook’s flagship “HMS Resolution”
First, though, let’s look at the current cruisehttp://joidesresolution.org/