Category: Daily Blog 2018

Monitoring heat output at ASHES

Over twenty years ago, I was invited to join a team of geologists, acousticians (physicists who study sound), and engineers and help develop instrumentation that can measure the heat content in hot springs on underwater volcanoes. To a geologist

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A Shifting Perspective

"Once we're on station we'll dive to unplug and recover the mooring. We won’t need the winch or crane until they start the deck ops"

The confidence with which I said that

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Research Cruise and Me

Imagine you sign up for a research cruise, your first… what should you expect?  I was 53 when I got this opportunity; more likely you will be in your late teens or early twenties.

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Farther and Deeper We Go

Leg 4 has gotten off to a good start. The R/V Revelle left Newport the evening of July 20th for the last time this cruise.  The primary goal of this last leg is to repair or replace the three

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Port Call and Leg 3 Begins

The arrival of the RV Revelle at the NOAA dock in Newport shortly after noon local time on July 11th signaled the beginning of the intricate dance of offloading equipment recovered during Leg 2

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With Gratitude

Tonight it is with reluctance that we leave Axial Seamount where we have been working 24/7 for the past several days. We are so very lucky to be able to do this work, funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Diving in Extreme Environments

The past two days again have been very busy as we check off our long list of tasks to complete for this Leg of the NSF-OOI Cabled Array cruise. The UW team has been working very long hours to get the job done as diving in the hydrothermal fields

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