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This is the official blog for the research cruise MIST (Multi-frequency Imaging of the Sunda Trench) led by students from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and supported by University of California Ship Funds.

The cruise was conducted on board the R/V Roger Revelle from December 2013 to January 2014 in the Indian Ocean. The study focused on the Sunda trench, which forms part of the convergent boundary between the oceanic Indo-Australian plate and the Eurasian continental plate. The cruise performed a survey to create high-resolution images of the bathymetry and near-surface structure of the seafloor west of the Mentawai islands, off the coast of the larger island of Sumatra.

In addition, sediment cores were collected from the seafloor to investigate the climate of the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years.

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Casting About

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Under Pressure

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Tsunami day - a memory from Sri Lanka

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A brief history of underwater acoustics: Part I

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Paleoclimatologists can't see

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A Song of Water & Mud

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What do you bring with you on a trip to the moon?

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We Have a Winner

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Flushing the loo in the Southern Hemisphere

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Joyce's birds & a contest

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The birds are singing

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You want to make God laugh? Tell him about your plan

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Underway!

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5 days in Sri Lanka

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Hold Fast

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Welcome Aboard

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