Time to head home!

Alas, like all good things, our expedition has come to an end.  It’s been a wonderful experience, and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to explore the depths of the Earth from the South Atlantic Ocean.  Hopefully you can tell that we’ve also had a lot of fun.  Our cruise tshirt design below … More Time to head home!

Crest rest

Alexis here!  Curious what the rooms are like onboard the Langseth?  Here are a few pictures to get the sense of living on a ship.   The 6 student watchstanders share one suite that consists of 4 rooms that open into a shared living space (or as Bobby calls it, “The Snake Pit”).  Each of the rooms sleep two … More Crest rest


The past few days saw us reach 2 huge milestones on our scientific journey. First, on Wednesday we crossed the Mid-Atlantic Ridge! This marks where the South American and African plates are spreading apart. I decided that was the perfect day to distribute  UTIG (University of Texas Institute for Geophysics) t-shirts to the science party. … More Milestones

Things to watch for

Our watches are spent processing data as it comes in alongside other folks (“observers”) who stand watch over all of the equipment to make sure the data keeps coming in and that it is of good quality. Their vigilance is key to ensuring, for example, that our seismic sampling is properly timed and equally spaced … More Things to watch for