Daily Archives: July 12, 2012

Useful Vocab

12 July 2012, 20:39



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 […]

Retrieving the OBS

12 July 2012, 03:21



Hello from the Pacific Ocean! Our day started out pretty normal but finished with a big bang today! During my first shift of the day, we recovered a second OBS from a depth of over two thousand meters. Everything ran very smoothly. At the beginning of our next shift, 4PM-8PM, Jason testing was underway. A […]