The Mississippi River Project
University of Memphis Photo
2010 Photos, Set 3
Mississippi River Project After a long day on the river you get a little goofy.

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Mississippi River Project The snapped end of the streamer left on the boat. We are peeling away the plastic sheath to reveal the 25+ wires that would need to be re-attached.

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Mississippi River Project Conversation about what to do next to retrieve the streamer (left to right: Steffen, Capt. Tony Johnston (USACE), Beatrice, and Brian S. (USACE).

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Mississippi River Project Fashioning a grappling hook (left to right (USACE): Dustin, James, Bobby, and Mark)

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Mississippi River Project Dustin (USACE) tack welds the grappling hook prongs together

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Mississippi River Project Mark, Brian S., Dustin, and Brian go fishing for the streamer with the grappling hook.

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Mississippi River Project Mark navigates the Tiger Shark (runner boat) around the GPS location where the streamer was lost. Both Brian's and Dustin are on deck.

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Mississippi River Project Steffen attaches the security line to the second streamer for deployment.

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Mississippi River Project The second streamer is deployed. A storm is brewing to the south. Brian and Xenia monitor the buoy and storm. Xenia poses for a quick shot.

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Mississippi River Project The a mechanic piston of the pneumatic sound device gets stuck. Surgery is performed. Steffen is a master of caring for the equipment.

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Mississippi River Project The device is dismantled.

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Mississippi River Project Everyone is helping clean the components and putting the pieces back together.

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Mississippi River Project The pneumatic sound device is back together and is re-attached to the buoy.

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Mississippi River Project Strong pilot: Kerry

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Mississippi River Project Strong captain: Tony

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Mississippi River Project Beatrice assisting in lowering of the Chirp

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Mississippi River Project Modifications are made to the streamer before deployment

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Mississippi River Project Lowering the pneumatic sound device

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Mississippi River Project The Tiger Shark (runner boat) on patrol for drift

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Mississippi River Project Tiger Shark pulling a large tree away from the deployed instrumentation

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Mississippi River Project We are deploying the streamer, making sure all is well

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Mississippi River Project The Strong with the Chirp out of the water

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Mississippi River Project Lei Guo giving peace to Beatrice and Xenia...or maybe just rabbit ears

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Mississippi River Project Sunset on the Mississippi River

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Mississippi River Project Lei Guo, Brian, Xenia, and Steffen pose for a shot with a passing barge in the background

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Mississippi River Project Beatrice and Kirk monitor the Chirp signal

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Mississippi River Project Steffen is showing Lei Guo how to process the seismic data

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Mississippi River Project Going back to port on the Tiger Shark

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Mississippi River Project Lei Guo drives the Tiger Shark onto land...no more driving for him

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Mississippi River Project Faulting of a shallow unit revealed by the Chirp

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Mississippi River Project The 'Ace-team' monitoring the deployed equipment off the stern

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Mississippi River Project Beatrice appreciates the breakfast made by Brian

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Mississippi River Project Kirk eating strawberry crepes

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Mississippi River Project Steffen takes a shot of the crepes Brian made for breakfast

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Mississippi River Project Xenia eats breakfast while watching the buoy

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Mississippi River Project Beatrice sitting on a piece of revetment turned boat ramp

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Mississippi River Project Xenia, Brian, Beatrice, and Lei Guo deploying the streamer

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Mississippi River Project The crew. (Left to right: Dustin, Lei, Kerry, Tony, Mark, Steffen, Beatrice, Brian, Xenia, Kirk, James, and Joey. Not shown are Brian S., Bobby, Will, and Edmund)

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