Geophysics at sea: Rising fuel costs
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 62, Issue 25, page 549, 23 June 1981
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1981), Geophysics at sea: Rising fuel costs, Eos Trans. AGU, 62(25), 549–549, doi:10.1029/EO062i025p00549-03.(
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In the past year or two the costs of fuel for research vessels have seriously affected geophysical and oceanographic studies at sea. Many vessels have not left the dock during that period, others have been used sparsely, and research programs have suffered.
The National Science Foundation has considered new efficient vessels to replace the currently existing fleet. New propulsion systems are being considered, although for this decade, no large breakthroughs are expected in the efficiency of diesel engines.