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By • Jul 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

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Hi everyone! I’ll be posting three blogs for your edification this week, to tell you what I’ve been doing with my research, and how it’s been going. To start off, I thought I’d go into a bit of detail on the first steps of the research process: basically, how you take a research proposal, […]



Secrets from the Archives: Using What I Found

By • Jun 28th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Archival research may be fun, but nothing is really accomplished if you don’t actually use the information you learn from the archived documents. In my case, I already knew what I wanted to do with the manuscripts going into the archives. For the most part, my research in Pamplona was for the purpose of filling […]



Secrets from the Archives: Research and Hints for the Would-Be Archival Researcher

By • Jun 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

As I write this, I am currently on the plane on the way back from my research trip to Spain. The archival stage of my research now complete, I thought I would take this opportunity to offer a brief summary of what I have been doing on this trip, and try to provide some hints […]



Models and Mud: The last few days

By • May 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Tudesday: Models and Mud: Last day of sampling We didn’t even think we’d get to sample today or yesterday afternoon because of a weather system moving through the area, so today seemed like an added bonus. More coring, CTD-ing and so on happening. The last erosion chamber measurement ended at 11 pm. In the last […]



Models and Mud: Deploying Tripods!

By • May 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Posted for Monday, 24 Tripods: noun, plural: three legged metal frames to which instruments are attached. The tripods sit on the ocean floor measuring water and seabed properties. We put 3 tripods in water today. The crew minus Joey and me (who met everyone is Gisborne), picked up the three tripods on their way in. Since […]



Models and Mud: All mud is equal, but some is more equal than others

By • May 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Posted for Sunday, May 23  (Brownie points if you know the quote referenced in the title!) Highlight of the Day: We saw a fluid mud layer today! Its a layer of fluid mud, or water with very high sediment concentrations that forms a distinct layer. It was a couple centimeters in depth on top of the […]



Models and Mud: It’s a ‘Mud Cruise’

By • May 29th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Posted for Saturday, May 22 Our cruise is a ‘mud cruise’ because we are taking sediment samples onto the boat.   Today we went out coring all day. Basically you lower the multi-corer down to the seafloor to collect sediment cores. (I tried to attach pictures, but I can’t load them with the available internet connection […]



Models and Mud: Life on the Kaharoa

By • May 28th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

From Friday, May 20 Field work has started with a bang. The ship left Auckland with most of the science crew on Tuesday and I met it in Gisborne when it arrived on Thursday. From Thursday until this coming Tuesday, we will be collecting as much data as possible. We will be replacing the batteries […]



Models and Mud: Connecting the River to the Model

By • May 18th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Finally, I’m near the study site! I’m now in Gisborne, the closest city to the Waipaoa River mouth, and about ~8 hours north by bus from Wellington. I met up with Joey Kiker, another graduate student from East Carolina University on the project. The rest of the crew should arrive by boat later today from […]



Change of Location

By • Apr 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Hi folks!
Just a quick update: the location of my thesis defense tomorrow has been changed to a larger room thanks to popular demand. It will now be in McGlothlin-Street 20, and still at 1pm. Thanks!