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This animation shows how the Deep Submergence Vehicle Alvin is used to inspect seafloor features. Using lights, cameras, and the personal observation of divers aboard the submersible, the seafloor environment can be described. In this case, the vehicle is being used to inspect a lava pillar, a common geologic structure that is the consequence of underwater volcanic activity.
Media Type: Animation
Data Type: Visualization
Investigator: Daniel Fornari