Monday, October 15, 2007

Arrival of the first core to describe

Last night the first boxes of core were brought in from the drill site by helicopter. We are starting our core descriptions one hour from now. The core is now being split in two halves and the cut surface is scanned, so that we have a digital image for later as well. It is now almost 2AM and we will work until the morning and then sleep during the day. I am very excited about starting our task of providing detailed core descriptions to the whole team. On the nightshift, we will work with a group of 5 sedimentologists, 2 petrologists, 3 core curators, and 1 computer specialist who maintains the software for the database of core images and logs.

1 comment:

Earguy said...

Great picture! Did you take it?

Good luck with the night shift!