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

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!

View of the Southern Alps and Franz Josef glacier from OBS14. Photo by Peter Molnar.

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Happy graduate students. Photo by Peter Molnar

Happy OBS's. Photo by Peter Molnar

View of the Southern Alps from OBS station NZ14. Photo panorama by Martin Rapa.