Earth Institute Research Projects

2018-2023 Ship Operations -R/V Marcus G. Langseth

Lead PI: Dr. Sean Higgins

Unit Affiliation: Office of Marine Operations, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

July 2018 - June 2023
Project Type: Facilities & Operations

DESCRIPTION: Lanseth provides the US academic community multi-channel seismic MCS capability, and over the last decade Langseth has worked throughout the world's oceans. The unique capabilities of Langseth have enabled both 2D and 3D MCS experiments that required multiple hydrophone arrays and linear sound source airgun arrays. Combined with the ability to carry large numbers of ocean-bottom seismometers for refraction seismology, this unique imaging capability has permitted NSF-sponsored scientists to study a wide range of marine Earth science problems.