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Revelle Blog #11 Preparing for Round Three

17 months ago by Alec Yates

Alec Yates is a Research Assistant at Victoria University of Wellington. He is currently working and reporting on the research occurring along the Hikurangi subduction zone on board the US...

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Researchers need help to improve tsunami evacuation models

17 months ago by Kate Boersen

Seven Napier communities are invited to make tsunami evacuations easier, safer and quicker in a series of workshops next month.

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Robots help scientists study hazards posed by the Hikurangi subduction zone

17 months ago by Kate Boersen

An underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) called Jason is helping an international team of scientists study the Hikurangi subduction zone, where the Pacific Plate dives down beneath the east coast...

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Revelle Blog #10 Land ahoy

17 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley

We have completed our research and made out way back to Port in Auckland, New Zealand. Everyone is proud of the work they have done and excited to get back on land.

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Revelle Blog #9 Flow meter instruments

17 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

17 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

17 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

17 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

17 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

17 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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