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Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Knee deep in the water somewhere…”

22 July 2012, 01:31

John

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The last few days have been filled with action on the deck and in the lab as we shift our efforts to the ‘focused network,’ and the last 8 recoveries of our trip. The focused network contains 13 OBSs in a concentrated region off the Oregon coast between Gray’s Harbor and Willapa Bay. Their close […]

Towards the Home Stretch

20 July 2012, 08:57

caitlind

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TRM (Trawl Resistant Mount) – a shallow water OBS (Ocean Bottom Seismometer) Thursday, July 19th 2012 Before I went to sleep last night, we were having a bit of bad luck. During the final stages of the most recent shallow water recovery of the TRM at site FN05A, we had unfortunately gotten the line attached […]

To swells, challenges, and victories

20 July 2012, 03:30

hannaa

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Today has been one of the most eventful days on the cruise to date. Many complications, many victories! Four in the morning Astrika and I headed to the Jason control van to relieve the night watch. We entered right into the middle of the excitement. A few short minutes earlier, the line attached to the […]

Deep-water diving day!

18 July 2012, 05:42

daleg

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Tuesday, 17 July 2012 Good morning and happy halfway day science fans!  Cigars and brandy as is a sailor’s tradition?  Not likely, but a new day brings new opportunity for OBS excellence.  I think everybody is settling into their roles and their schedules at this halfway mark of the cruise.  There seems to be a good […]

The Seven Day Mark

17 July 2012, 13:03

astrika

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We’ve finally hit the week mark for our trip. Seven days on the ocean. It seems as if we’ve been on the Thomas Thompson for much longer than just these seven days. But, the days have merged into one long time period. Sleep is still fragmented into various nap times. But there’s so much to […]

Dolphins off the Starboard side!

17 July 2012, 07:24

caitlind

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    The ship came upon a pod of dolphins while in transit to our next TRM OBS deployment site during my watch this morning!

Let the Sun Shine!

16 July 2012, 08:34

John

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Everyone seemed to make it a point to get out on the decks for some time today. The sun was shining, the captain was fishing, and the hammock was swaying gently above the rocking ship. Although some people found themselves busier than others, I think most everyone enjoyed the nice weather and found a little […]

A Saturday on the Sea

15 July 2012, 19:00

caitlind

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Saturday, July 14th This morning I woke up to calmer waters than the ones I had fallen asleep to (last night I felt as if I was on a roller coaster that was going around and around in continuous choppy circles). Feeling a bit more tired than usual, Natsumi (my roommate, who is a graduate […]

Friday the 13th…. Good Luck?

13 July 2012, 20:25

daleg

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We decided as a team that we have not provided an adequate geological and scientific purpose of our time here at sea.  So, here is a little background knowledge which helps not only you, but us understand our time here on station.  The Cascadia Initiative is “an onshore/offshore seismic and geodetic experiment that takes advantage […]

Useful Vocab

12 July 2012, 20:39

John

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Here are some useful vocab words that may appear in our blog posts. I’ve attached some pictures below as well! OBS – Stands for ocean bottom seismometer. This instrument is lowered over the side and rests on a tripod on the seafloor. It measures any and all seismic (earthquake) activity. TRM – Stands for Trawl […]