The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's JOIDES Resolution seagoing research vessel drills core samples and collects measurements from under the ocean floor, giving scientists a glimpse into Earth’s development. Data from The JR's ocean drilling offers a scientific means of understanding climate and environmental change throughout a significant part of our planet’s history—a research subject often termed Earth's paleoclimate. The JR’s core samples are the “smoking gun” in evaluating many historical events related to paleoclimate, changes in the solid earth and more -- like the extinction of the dinosaurs, for example.
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Taking pore water samples from the core. Check out this joidesresolution.org blog post to find out how and why!
What are looking in deep ocean? Gas hydrates?
We thought we might have stumbled upon some gas hydrates, but the primary scientific objective is to bring up sediment cores (long tubes of sand, rock and mud) to study Earth’s climate history. Check out http://joidesresolution.org/ to learn more about our amazing research. The JOIDES Resolution is the US’ only scientific drilling research vessel.
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