GCSE Seismic Science Today Seismic Tomography AIRGUNS January 24, 2016teacheratseamarEdit Airguns – compressed air in a sealed tube that is suddenly released causing an explosive expansion. The airgun arrays on the aft deck of the ship were impressive. Airgun arrays prior to being deployed. … Continue reading GCSE Geology Content
The rate my toe nails have grown is about the same rate as the North Mid Atlantic Ridge 25mm per year. The photo on the left was taken today 22 Feb the photo on the right on 14th Jan. The cupboards are bare. The chefs are having to be very creative… Managing to create… Continue reading Toetectonics, empty stores and glorious sun plus dolphins
Top Ten Lessons of the Expedition: You don’t have to be super bright to be a scientist, just enthusiastic and hardworking. The scientific process: Aim, Hypothesis, Method, Data Collection, Analysis, Conclusions and then the cycle of yet more questions generating the cycle again, takes time to complete. Conclusions are rarely hard and fast facts but… Continue reading What have I learnt? BBQ
Maths at sea: Short teacher rant here – Please don’t tell your children that you were rubbish at maths, can’t do maths, found maths boring, that maths is really hard. This makes a teacher’s work really difficult. The child believes it is OK to give up, they too just can’t do it, at the end… Continue reading Maths on board.
Today’s blog is about transect line R. The data has been received from instruments recovered today. So is very – hot off the press. The data requires more processing by scientists and this will take many months, even years. Diagram 1 – Below: A map to indicate the position of transect line R, the approximate… Continue reading LINE R – real data live from the Mid Atlantic Ridge!
We’ve had an exciting day today. We have finished shooting with the airguns (top left) and brought in the streamer (middle top) along with seaweed (top right) – this bit is from the tailbuoy. Autosub (bottom left) was launched again this evening, it is controlled by a tablet (bottom right) Below: Autosub spirals down… Continue reading Autosub likes spirals and figures of eight.
OBS Above: Interpretation of OBS data (Thank-you to Prof Christine Peirce and Matt Funnell) This is from OBS number 7 line L of our seismic surveys on JC132. So very up to date information – hot off the press!! When the Ocean Bottom Seismic Instruments come to the surface scientists are able to get a… Continue reading OBS data – hot off the press and OCC photo