First French OBS deployed

Written by Karin Sigloch on Thursday, 11 October 2012. Posted in Cruise 2012

11 October 2012

First French OBS deployed

Last night the first French OBS was launched. First deployments are special, so the event was well attended despite the late hour. Unfortunately, night deployments are not easy to capture...

...so here the same thing again in bright daylight. French OBS #2 started its voyage to the ocean bottom this morning. Seven more will follow, interleaved with 25 German OBS. The advantage of the French model is that it records seismic waves down to lower frequencies.

…so here the same thing again in bright daylight. French OBS #2 started its voyage to the ocean bottom this morning. Seven more will follow, interleaved with 25 German OBS. The advantage of the French model is that it records seismic waves down to lower frequencies.

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Karin Sigloch

Karin Sigloch

The German part of RHUM-RUM is led by Karin Sigloch, Department of Earth Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. 

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