Clipperton Atoll Expedition - 2008Sachs Lab
School of Oceanography
University of Washington
February 23 - March 22, 2008
On February 23rd, 2008 three members of the Sachs Lab (Prof. Julian Sachs
and graduate students Alyssa Atwood & Dan Nelson) and one member of the Prof. Edouard Bard and Prof. Kazuyo Tachikawa labs (graduate student Olivier Cartapanis, CEREGE-Aix en Provence, France) embarked on a
month-long expedition to Clipperton Atoll, a tiny uninhabited island in
the eastern tropical North Pacific under French rule, to core the
sediments of its closed lagoon for climate reconstructions of the last
millennium. Here you can find photographs and descriptions of
this rarely-seen island, the science and sampling we conducted, and the
unique collaboration we had with our expedition partners, a team of 20
amateur "ham" radio operators on a "DXpedition".
For a more detailed description of the trip click here.