A new video produced by Columbia University tells the story of what the research vessel Marcus G. Langseth is all about.
October 15, 2015
The research vessel Marcus G. Langseth sails the world exploring oceans, probing the sea floor and the layers beneath. The ship is operated by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, part of the Earth Institute, and funded by the National Science Foundation.
A new video produced by Columbia University tells the story of what the Langseth is all about: collecting data about sediments, subduction zones and other geologic features. The work helps researchers generate 2D and 3D maps of what’s below the seafloor, and to better understand the dynamics of Earth’s tectonic plates, our climate and other Earth systems.
The State of the Planet blog has run several accounts from Langseth expeditions. For more, read on and explore the links: