Bridge deck/Level 6
Fo'c'sle deck/Level 5
Main deck/Level 4
Upper 'tween deck/Level 3
Lower 'tween deck/Level 2
Hold deck/Level 1
Lab house top/Level 7
JOIDES Resolution Tour: Fo'c'sle Deck/Level 5
Cross-section of the JOIDES Resolution
The XRD/XRF lab provides diffraction and fluorescence data. An Applied Research Laboratory 8400 duel spectrometer XRF provides whole-rock
analysis of major and trace elements. A Philips ADP 3520 XRD and associated
software allows for powder diffraction analysis of minerals and rock powders.
The Thin Section lab provides thin sections of lithified and non-lithified materials. Technicians can provide single or multiple sections.
The Chemistry lab is capable of providing both organic and inorganic
geochemical analyses. The primary responsibility of shipboard organic geochemists is to
provide data on petroleum hydrocarbons for safety and environmental concerns. In
addition, instrumentation is available for determining (1) the source, amount, and maturity of
organic matter, carbonate content, total carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur; and
(2) interstitial water constituents such as pH, alkalinity,
chloride, calcium, magnesium, sulfate, potassium, strontium, sodium, manganese,
phosphate, silica, and ammonium.
The Microscopy lab includes several petrographic and binocular
microscopes capable of magnification,
reflected or transmitted light viewing, and phase contrast and fluorescence
studies. The lab also has digital and analog TV cameras that allow for
capture, manipulation, and storage of digital microscope images.
The Paleontology lab contains equipment and supplies necessary to process micropaleontological samples.