This morning, the R/V Langseth left port in Norfolk, passing
saluting gantry cranes, container ships, and naval vessels on her way out to
open waters. The sun
is shining and the seas are calm – perfect weather for adjusting to life at sea
and getting our collective sea legs.
|The R/V Langseth tied up at Lambert Point port in Norfolk|
We will steam for ~24 hours to the eastern edge of our study
area, where we will deploy our sound source and an 8-km-long streamer filled with pressure sensors. Over the next 35 days, we hope to use this seismic
equipment to image everything from the base of the crust and deep magmatic
intrusions related to the breakup of Pangea and opening of the Atlantic ocean
to recent, large landslides along the east coast.
We will report often!
|Passing container ship...|
|Cranes waving to us...|
|Air craft carriers in Norfolk|
|Matt Hornbach and Derek Sawyer rocking lifejackets at the first Fire and Emergency Drill|
|The science party of MGL1408|
Donna Shillington aboard the R/V Marcus Langseth
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