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Revelle Blog #9 Flow meter instruments

8 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

Fluid flow meters are the foundation of this research project. These are instruments that we install on the sea floor to collect pore water and measure the rate of water flowing into and out of the seafloor over several years.

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Revelle Blog #8 Seeps

8 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

We have been using all of our scientific equipment and ingenuity to hunt for seeps. They form where there are cracks or vertical faults that allow water to flow to the surface.

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Revelle Blog #7 Seafloor stakeout

8 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

Every aspect of the research we are doing, and all of the samples we are collecting are vital to our understanding of the subduction zone. An extremely unique portion of the research is our use of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Jason.

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Scientists caving for earthquake records

8 months ago by Kate Boersen

Scientists are exploring caves near Wairoa to develop a new method to date past earthquakes.

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New study helps shift seal-level rise decision-making towards long-term solutions

8 months ago by Resilience to Nature’s Challenges

A significant proportion of New Zealand’s population is under increasing threat from sea-level rise – 300,000 residents live below 3m land elevation.

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Revelle Blog #6 Seafloor sampling

8 months ago by Sarah Seabrook and Dr. Claire McKinley

A critical mission for this research project, is to get samples of sediment deep beneath the seafloor to track deep fluid flow through the Hikurangi subduction zone. Fluid conditions affect the likelihood and type of earthquakes that occur at faults.

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Soils and earthquake shaking in Hawke’s Bay

8 months ago by Kate Boersen

Researchers are carrying out soil testing across Hawke’s Bay to help better understand the potential shaking characteristics of future earthquakes.

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Revelle Blog #5 How do we get pore water?

8 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

We collect samples of sediment called cores from the seafloor using a giant straw shaped cookie cutter or by taking small 'hand held' cores using Jason, a high tech robotic submarine.

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Revelle Blog #4 Mapping the ocean

9 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

Mapping is the first thing we do at every location. We are mapping the ocean to locate bubbles, because bubbles will lead us to sites on the seafloor that have fluid flow, or seeps. We do this so when we take cores, measure heat flow and deploy instruments we know...

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Revelle Blog #3 What is pore water?

9 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

One of the main goals of this voyage is to measure and study pore water to figure out trapped water’s role in allowing slow slip earthquakes to occur. Slow slip earthquakes is when movement between the tectonic plates occurs slowly across the subduction zone, over a period of weeks to...

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