Day 9 - Last of the Tasmantids
We are nearly finished sampling the Tasmantid seamount chain. The oldest rocks in the hotspot trail should be dredged up in the coming days before we progress onto the Louisiad Plateau.
Today we had two dredges. One with all carbonates, and another with basalt samples.
Science week success!
Also, today I had some good news: a paper I have been working on - for longer than I’d like to admit - was published in Geophysical Journal International.
Published just in time for #ScienceWeek! We jointly invert Curie depth and heat flow data to estimate the thermal state of the crust https://t.co/JpTpk9aq1X Video: progressively better fits of conductivity, heat production, and basal heat flux to data #AusScopeImpact #NCRISimpact pic.twitter.com/EmjgwxEdeq— Ben Mather (@BenRMather) August 14, 2019
Thanks to co-authors @LouisMoresi and @raynerstrings for their expertise and persistence! This work recently attracted a @IAMG_Math_Geo Computers & Geoscience grant to turn this into an open source Python package for the community 🌏🐍 Stay tuned!— Ben Mather (@BenRMather) August 14, 2019
Download the paper and wait for the inside scoop next week.