Expedition explores Mariana Arc undersea volcanoes
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 85, Issue 22, page 218, 1 June 2004
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2004), Expedition explores Mariana Arc undersea volcanoes, Eos Trans. AGU, 85(22), 218–218, doi:10.1029/2004EO220002.(
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A recently concluded expedition to explore seven submarine volcanoes in the Mariana Arc in the western Pacific Ocean made what is thought to be the first direct observation of a deep-sea volcano during an eruptive episode.
At a 13 May briefing in Washington, D.C., scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration described how an unmanned submersible, the Remotely Operated Platform for Ocean Science (ROPOS), dived into murky waters about one half of a kilometer below the ocean surface off of NW Rota 1 volcano.