Hello Fellow MIST-ery Men, Women and Children, We are still steaming towards Taiwan at a steady 10 knots. This has been a long transit (9 days so far), so we have been taking turns presenting our research every night. We have a variety of research disciplines represented on this cruise, and it has been very interesting […]
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This is the official blog for the research cruise MIST (Multi-frequency Imaging of the Sunda Trench) to be led by students from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. The University of California Ship Funds program is providing support for this mission. The cruise will be conducted on board the R/V Roger Revelle and will be underway from December 2013 to January 2014 in the Indian Ocean. The study will focus on the Sunda trench, which forms part of the convergent boundary between the oceanic Indo-Australian plate and the Eurasian continental plate. The cruise will perform 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 will be collected from the seafloor to investigate the climate of the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years.