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IODP Expedition 330 Louisville Seamount Trail

Daily Science Report 8 -- Sunday, 19 December 2010


Site U1372 on 26.5°S Guyot 26° 29' 35.9988" S, 174° 43' 45.0012" W
Louisville Seamount Trail
0 m above sea level

Preparations for core processing and description continued. Most lab groups have submitted their first draft of the “Methods” chapter (explanatory notes) for the cruise reports. Co-Chief Scientists and Expedition Manager are busy reviewing them. Template set-up in the DESCLogik application for all four core-describing groups (sedimentology, petrology, alteration, structure) and for biostratigraphers is in an advanced state. A selection of core sections from Leg 197 (Emperors Seamounts) are used for practicing core description and data entering. In the afternoon, the Operations Superintendent conducted a pre-sput meeting with the expedition management team, ship and drilling officers, the Schlumberger Logging Engineer and third-party borehole magnetometer specialist. The day was concluded by a presentation about downhole logging methods and instruments given by the Logging Staff Scientist.