Underwater volcano gets real-time monitoring
Article first published online: 26 JUN 2007
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 88, Issue 21, page 229, 22 May 2007
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2007), Underwater volcano gets real-time monitoring, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(21), 229–229, doi:10.1029/2007EO210006.(
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A real-time underwater earthquake monitoring system was installed on the top of Kick'em Jenny, an underwater volcano located off the north coast of Grenada, on 6 May. The Real Time Offshore Seismic Station (RTOSS) consists of an ocean-bottom seismometer connected by a stretchy hose to a buoy on the ocean surface. The buoy is powered by solar panels and transmits seismic data by high-frequency radio to an observatory in Sauteurs, Grenada. The RTOSS research team, led by scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is coordinating with the Grenadian National Disaster Management Agency and the Seismic Unit of the University of the West Indies to incorporate the RTOSS data into existing regional monitoring. Kick'em Jenny, the only ‘live’ submarine volcano in the West Indies, last erupted in 2001.