Yearly Archives: 2012

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 […]


11 July 2012, 15:16



Good morning! It’s 0314 on board as we are excitedly sitting in the lab after successfully retrieving out first ocean-bottom seismometer (OBS) at 0245 this morning. The engineers are currently taking the device apart in the wet-lab and will be analyzing the data soon! But first, let’s talk about what got us here to this […]


6 July 2012, 17:28



Five Columbia University undergraduates go to sea aboard the R/V Thompson as part of a class ‘Sea-going Experience in Earth Sciences’. Read below to follow along with their adventures!