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Title Exploring the earth under the sea : Australian and New Zealand achievements in the first phase of IODP Scientific Ocean Drilling, 2008-2013 / edited by Neville Exon.

Publication Info. Canberra : ANU Press, 2017.
©2017

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 213 pages)
Contents The global and regional significance of IODP -- A summary of ANZIC in IODP, 2008-2013 -- A brief history of scientific ocean drilling from the Australian and New Zealand points of view -- IODP drilling and core storage facilities -- Australian and New Zealand participation in IODP -- Tales from the ship -- A sampler of scientific results -- Education and Outreach -- Major IODP planning workshops -- The future of scientific ocean drilling: International Ocean Discovery Program -- Regional proposals drilled since 2013 and to be drilled soon -- Broad costs and benefits of Australia's participation in IODP -- Major publications by ANZIC science party participants arising from 2008 to 2013 expeditions.
Summary Exploring the Earth under the Sea brings to life the world's largest and longest-lived geological research program, which has been drilling over many decades at many locations deep below the ocean floor to recover continuous cores of sediment and rock. Study of these materials has helped us understand how the Earth works now, how it has worked in the past and how it may work in the future. The cores are a wonderful source of information on the dynamic processes that form and reform the Earth, both beneath the ocean and on land. The results have revealed climate and oceanographic change on different time frames, the history of life in the sea and on land including global mass extinctions, the extraordinary story of the great masses of 'extremophile' microbes that live beneath the sea bed, the nature of the giant earthquakes and tsunami generated at the trenches where tectonic plates collide, and the nature of submarine volcanoes and metalliferous deposits. This book outlines the technology and enduring international partnerships that underlie the scientific ocean drilling accomplished by the first phase of IODP, currently involving 23 countries. It highlights the important role of Australian and New Zealand scientists in the program, and the great scientific benefits we have derived from our partnership since joining IODP in 2008. As well as the scientific summaries, there are personal accounts by shipboard scientists of how they found life at sea on two-month expeditions, working 12-hour shifts on a noisy drill ship.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Biography Neville Exon is a Program Scientist in charge of the Australian IODP Office (AIO) at the Australian National University.
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Scientific Ocean Drilling (IODP)
Underwater exploration -- Australia.
Underwater exploration -- New Zealand.
Underwater drilling -- Research -- Australia.
Underwater drilling -- Research -- New Zealand.
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Exon, N. F. (Neville Frank), editor.
ANU Press.
Other Form: Print version: Exploring the earth under the sea. Canberra : ANU Press, 2017 (DLC) 2018377875
ISBN 9781760461461 (electronic bk.)
1760461466 (electronic bk.)
9781760461454 (paperback)
1760461458 (paperback)