The past few days we have been lucky enough to be within sight of the Southern Alps. Beee-yoo-ti-ful. The Southern Alps are a big part of why we are on this research cruise – not just to look at them with our eyes, but to look beneath them with seismic waves.
A nice intro to New Zealand geology can be found at http://data.gns.cri.nz/geoatlas/text.jsp
A description of the Southern Alps and Alpine fault can be found at
Some animations of New Zealand geology through time can be found at
Check it out!
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