Getting ready for another cruise. We are going to core offshore the Mendocino deformation zone (MDZ). We will be investigating the paleoseismic history of the southern Cascadia subduction zone (SCSZ), the northern San Andreas fault, the Mendocino fault, and possibly various other crustal faults. Goldfinger and others have cored in this area before, but never focusing on just this region. Seattle is our port and we will be cruising aboard the R/V Tommy Thompson, from the University of Washington.
Cruise dates are mon 28 Sept through wed Oct 14, with 1.5-2 days transit time before and after coring.
More regular updates are about to arrive.