Magnetic Anomalies at the World’s Largest Volcano

Cruise Log

SOI/Suraida Nanez-James

Closing Thoughts from Chief Scientist Dr. William Sager

Statistics on Tamu Massif The Tamu Massif cruise has been tremendously successful having sailed 98% of the planned track lines in an ambitious pre-cruise plan. ...

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SOI/John Neese

Beyond Our Expectations

As I connected with my last class in Portugal, I uttered my last intro, “Hello everyone! I am Suraida Nañez-James, and I work for the...

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SOI/Suraida Nanez-James

Student Opportunity Perspective: The Voyage Home

Hello from the Pacific Ocean! This is Rachel Edwards, the Student Opportunity Participant, and I wanted to share my final thoughts and reflections on the...

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The Latest on Magnetics

We are currently mapping our last survey line on Tamu Massif, and we will soon be ready to head out. The planetary Kp index, used...

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SOI/William Sager

End of Days

As the end of Magnetic Anomalies expedition draws near, we will soon complete our exploration over Tamu Massif, the World’s Largest Single Volcano. Chief Scientist...

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Leighton Rolley

Where in the World – Updates from Tamu Massif

Find out where Falkor is during her mapping of Tamu Massif from Chief Scientist William Sager. 10/29/15 We are nearing the home stretch and can...

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SOI/John Greene.

Mapping Tamu Massif One Swath at a Time

As of the 29th of October 2015, the R/V Falkor has travelled 7544.9km and covered a total of 59,814.51 sq. km of the ocean seafloor. Our...

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SOI/Rachel Edwards

Opportunity of a Lifetime

As we near the end of our journey to Tamu Massif, the “World’s Largest Single Volcano,” I thought I’d share the learning opportunities I’ve had...

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Yan Ming Huang / SOI

Reading Revealing Reversals (or Charting Magnetic Patterns to Map History)

Observations of Maggie’s Data Our magnetometer has been playfully named “Maggie,” but what she accomplishes is pure work, not recreation. Maggie records how much the...

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OI/Suraida Nanez-James

Crossing and Cleaning while Tossing and Turning

Toronto Ridge Our eight survey line was completed around midnight today, and now we are headed west to avoid the bad weather.  This last survey...

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SOI/Suraida Nanez-James

Halfway Point

After two weeks of surveying Tamu Massif, we are now halfway across the volcano and about to survey the highest point. Just to give you...

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SOI/Richard Davis

Inspiring Our Youth to Explore

How much do we know about the ocean seafloor we are currently mapping? We are surveying the “World’s Largest Single Volcano” with some of the...

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Catriona Munro

Filling in the Gaps – Part II

Our fifth track is complete, and we will keep mapping Tamu Massif to fill in as many information gaps as possible. The bathymetric data is...

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William Sager

Filling in the Gaps – Part I

One Piece of the Puzzle The goal of this expedition is to gain insight as to how Tamu Massif formed by collecting two types of...

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SOI/Suraida Nanez-James

Right on Track

The best expedition is always the most uneventful one. This usually means that things are going smoothly, and we are succeeding in obtaining what we...

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Return to Tamu Massif

Our Arrival After about 10 days of travel, we have finally arrived at Tamu Massif!  During our transit, we mapped over 100 hours with millions...

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SOI/ Sriharsha Thoram

Quieting the Noise

Hello from the R/V Falkor, I’m Vaughn, a geophysics graduate student from the University of Houston. I consider myself very lucky to be adventuring in the...

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SOI/ William Sager

The Domain of the Golden Dragon

The seas have been calm and the crew and science team hope it stays that way for the rest of our journey to Tamu Massif....

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Motion of the Ocean

Once in Lifetime I’m Panya from the University of Houston and the only undergraduate student lucky enough to be part of the science team that...

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SOI

On Our Way and Already Mapping

Today Dr. Sager hosted our first of many science updates to keep everyone up to speed on our progress.  R/V Falkor is still a few...

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SOI/John Neese

Meet SOI’s New Student Opportunities Participant: Rachel Edwards

Hello from the high seas, I am Rachel Edwards, the fortunate recipient of Schmidt Ocean Institutes’ Student Opportunity berth for the magnetic anomalies cruise. This...

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Will Sager

Introducing Tamu Massif, the “World’s Largest Single Volcano”

In 2013, research published by chief scientist Dr. William Sager, showed Tamu Massif to be the largest mountain in the Shatsky Rise oceanic plateau and...

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