HydrothermalVents

Ultra-high resolution map of the Mariner Vent Field (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of the Mariner Vent Field (2008)

Perspective view of the Mariner vent field on the Valu Fa Ridge in the Lau Basin. Multiple dome structures and large vent edifices (10–27 m tall) are evident at this vent field, and areas of observed hydrothermal activity are outlined with white boxes.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:VFR:Mariner
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
Expedition: TUIM05MV
Chief Scientist: Margaret Tivey
Species:

Ultra-high resolution map of Vai Lili Vent Field (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of Vai Lili Vent Field (2008)

Perspective view of the ultra-high resolution bathymetry (25 cm grid) at the Vai Lili vent field, located on the Valu Fa Ridge. Numerous cratered domes are evident in the southern extent of the survey area, and a distinct flow is evident emanating toward the N–NW from the southernmost cratered dome. Observed areas of hydrothermal activity (both focused and diffuse flow) are outlined with white boxes.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:VFR:VaiLili
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
Expedition: TUIM05MV

Ultra-high resolution map of Tui Malila Vent Field (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of Tui Malila Vent Field (2008)

Bathymetry of the Tui Malila vent field (25 cm resolution) on the Valu Fa Ridge in the Lau Basin. Observed areas of hydrothermal activity (identified with white boxes) are located close to a NNE–SSW trending fault scarp with 10–15 m throw. Some areas of hydrothermal activity at Tui Malilsa are associated with volcanic domes. The bumpy texture in the southeastern extent of the survey area is due to the presence of pillow lavas.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:VFR:TuiMalila

Ultra-high resolution map of ABE Vent Field (S) (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of ABE Vent Field (S) (2008)

Perspective view of the bathymetry (25 cm grid) of the southern area of hydrothermal activity at the ABE Vent Field along the Central Eastern Lau Spreading Center. Hydrothermal activity (identified with white boxes) was observed on a platform between two faults, each with throw of at least 10 m.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:C-ELSC:ABE
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
Expedition: TUIM05MV
Chief Scientist: Margaret Tivey
Species:

Ultra-high resolution map of ABE Vent Field (N) (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of ABE Vent Field (N) (2008)

Perspective view of the northern and central portions of the ABE hydrothermal vent field (25 cm resolution). Observed areas of hydrothermal activity (both focused and diffuse flow) are outlined with white boxes and are located on and adjacent to a NE–SW trending fault with a throw of 10–20 m. Individual vent edifices are identifiable in this view, and finger-like flows are evident within the white box at the northeastern extent of the view.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:C-ELSC:ABE

Ultra-high resolution map of Tow Cam Vent Field (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of Tow Cam Vent Field (2008)

The Tow Cam vent field in the Northern Eastern Lau Spreading Center consists of two areas of hydrothermal activity (identified with white boxes) adjacent to a fault with throw of nearly 20 m. These hydrothermal vent areas are directly connected by a small fault (throw ~ 1 m). The bumpy texture evident in this perspective view is due to the presence of pillow and lobate lavas.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:N-ELSC:TowCam
Investigator: Vicki Ferrini
Expedition: TUIM05MV

Ultra-high resolution map of Kilo Moana Vent Field (2008)

Ultra-high resolution map of Kilo Moana Vent Field (2008)

The Kilo Moana vent field along the Norther Eastern Lau Spreading center is characterized by pillow lavas cut by intersecting fissures. The bumpy texture evident in this bathymetric map (resolution: 25 cm), is due to pillow lavas. Three areas of hydrothermal activity, identified with white boxes, are located near the fissures. A hydrothermal vent complex with structures as tall as 15 m is evident at the intersection of the fissures.
Species (common):
Year: 2008
Details:
Media Type: Map
Data Type: Bathymetry
Device Type: Sonar:Multibeam
Feature: Lau:N-ELSC:KiloMoana

Photomosaic of Faulty Towers at Mothra (1997)

Photomosaic of Faulty Towers at Mothra (1997)

The east face of the Faulty Towers hydrothermal cluster comprises the largest cockscomb array known in the Mothra Field. Seventy-three electronic still images from Jason dive 229 were used to create this mosaic.
Species (common):
Year: 1997
Details:
Media Type: Photomosaic
Data Type: Photograph:Mosaic
Device Type: Camera:Digital
Feature: JdF:Endeavour:Mothra:FaultyTowers
Investigator: Deborah Kelley
Expedition: AT03-07
Chief Scientist: John Delaney
Species:

Hydrophone used to record the sound of hydrothermal venting (2004)

Video thumbnail for Hydrophone used to record the sound of hydrothermal venting (2004)

Movie showing a hydrophone system deployed at Sully in 2004, with inserted audio from later in the deployment.
Species (common):
Year: 2004
Details:
Media Type: Video
Data Type: FluidFlow
Device Type: Camera:Video
Feature: JdF:Endeavour:MEF:Sully
Investigator: Timothy Crone
Chief Scientist:
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Temperature probe at EPR (2007)

Temperature probe at EPR (2007)

Temperature measurements are taken at a black smoker hydrothermal vent at the East Pacific Rise study site, April 2007.
Species (common):
Year: 2007
Details:
Media Type: Photograph
Data Type: Photograph
Device Type: Camera:Digital
Feature: EPR:9N:OSC
Investigator: Emily Klein
Expedition: AT15-17
Chief Scientist: Emily Klein
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