- What are Glomar Challenger and JOIDES Resolution? What do they do?
Glomar challenger is the first research vessel, developed in the late 1960s and was used for the drilling into and taking samples of the core from the deep ocean floor.
JOIDES Resolution is a deep sea drilling ship which was developed in the 1990s.
JOIDES means Joint Oceanographic Institute for Deep Earth Sampling.
These vessels have been used for the drilling and taking samples from the earth’s core at the deep oceans.
- According to the maps and diagrams on the website, where are the major concentrations of the world’s earthquakes? Where do most of the earthquakes in Europe occur?
Most of the world’s earthquakes occur near the plates boundaries where most of volcanic eruptions occur too. Hawaii is known to be the hotspot for earthquakes although there are other hotspots in the seas. In Europe, Most earthquakes occur along the plate boundaries.