Undersea eruptions explored from only 10 feet away
May 25, 2006 6:44 PM   Subscribe

"We were forced to evacuate the remotely operated vehicle, 'Jason II,' several times to avoid getting it enveloped in volcanic clouds," said Bill Chadwick, ...one of the authors of the study. "But at other times, we could observe the eruption from only 10 feet away - something you could never do on land. So in some ways, we were able to see processes more clearly at the bottom of the ocean than we ever could on land. That was surprising." From KGW (bugmenot). Podcasts, videos, images, sounds, daily logs, and lots of information can be found on the project's website.
posted by pwb503 (5 comments total)
i heart harbor branch.
posted by 3.2.3 at 6:55 PM on May 25, 2006

I'm just glad it didn't go as badly as Jason X.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:24 PM on May 25, 2006

Those sulphur pots are way cool. Great link!
posted by DakotaPaul at 8:22 PM on May 25, 2006

Captain Nemo's submarine encounters liquid sulphur flows are awesome.
I want to be a marine volcanologist when I grow up.
posted by jouke at 10:19 PM on May 25, 2006

Ballard is out to sea again this summer.
Dr. Ballard's 2006 expedition will include explorations of the Black Sea, Aegean Sea, and Sea of Crete. Join us June 3-8 as we join the expedition in the Aegean Sea to explore the waters around the Greek island of Thera (Santorini).

Ancient Eruptions
posted by cephalopodcast at 10:36 PM on May 25, 2006

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