Revelle Blog #2 Why come all this way?
14 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley
We are on the New Zealand subduction zone to study the causes of earthquakes in the region. A subduction zone is where one tectonic plate subducts, or is forced below, another. They are also where the biggest earthquakes and tsunamis occur.Read More
Revelle Blog #1 To sea we go
15 months ago by Dr. Claire McKinley
We have finally departed Wellington aboard the US research vessel Revelle, on its second of three voyages studying the Hikurangi subduction zone. A subduction zone occurs where one plate dives under, or subducts below, another plate.Read More