Contact: Diana Lutz
Washington University in St. Louis
Caption: Seismologists have just returned from a cruise in the Western Pacific to lay the instruments for a seismic survey that will follow the water chemically bound to or trapped in the down-diving Pacific Plate at the Mariana trench, the deep trench to which Avatar director James Cameron is poised to plunge. This video combines an interview of co-PI Doug Wiens of Washington University in St. Louis and the videos he took on the cruise.
Credit: Doug Wiens/Clark Bowen/WUSTL
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