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Sea Trials Transit
Daily Science Report for 11 February 2009
LOCATION: Southeast of Guam in transit to Site 807, passing through
Ifalik and Namonuito Atolls.
SCIENCE UPDATE: Introductions and demonstrations to the stratigraphic
correlation software and logging continued all morning for the Readiness
Assessment Committee. Demonstration of the Descriptive Information
System (core description and paleontology) and a core flow dry run was conducted in the afternoon. USIO internal pre-acceptance activities and acceptance team meetings continued throughout the day.
See detailed transit map
Ship highlight of the day: Digital Core Imaging
The digital imaging track is located in the Core Lab and is used to capture very high-resolution images of every core section. The speed of scanning can be adjusted to meet quality and logistical requirements.
A special light source was designed by USIO staff to capture the full color range of the cores.
See iodp.tamu.edu/labs/ship.html for more details on the ship's new laboratories.
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Modified on Friday, 13-Feb-2009 09:55:45 CST.