Topic: Mountain building

Scientists Launch Ocean Expedition to Study Climate Change and Mountain Building in Gulf of Alaska

May 29, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40457" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The scientific drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, pictured here, will sail to the Gulf of Alaska this summer to study the interaction of climate, tectonics, and mountain building processes in the mountain ranges of southern Alaska."]JOIDES Resolution[/caption]

An international team of 34 scientists sets sail today aboard the scientific ocean drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution to collect sediments in the Gulf of Alaska and investigate the interactions between long-term global climate change and the simultaneous growth of mountain belts. The team is co-led by Sean Gulick, research associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, and John Jaeger, associate professor at The University of Florida.

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