Mid-Atlantic Ridge Hydrothermal Processes


  • Mid-Atlantic Ridge Hydrothermal Research Team


A series of dives by the submersible Alvin at hydrothermal fields on the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge has returned new information about the hydrothermal vents, massive sulfide deposits and vent biota. The dives and related regional plume studies were done in January 1990 from the support vessel RIV Atlantis II.