• Chile Triple Junction 2012: NE Lau Basin on Scripps Research Vessel Roger Revelle between 20120909 and 20120926

    Updated: Jan 23, 2014

    The Submarine Ring of Fire 2012 cruise will use the University of Bremen Quest 4000 remotely operated vehicle to locate, map and sample hydrothermal sites at seamounts and spreading centers in the Lau Basin. The sites were discovered by water column surveys, camera tows and prior dives with a remotely operated vehicle during cruises funded by NOAA, NSF and Nautilus Minerals Inc. in the past 8 years. They range in depth from ~750 to ~2600 m. We expect to visit 10 to 13 sites during the cruise. When the ROV is not in the water we will conduct other operations including multibeam surveys (with concurrent towed magnetometer, gravimeter, ADCP, and HDSS), CTD vertical and towed hydrocasts generally at locations close to the planned targets.

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    About this Dataset

    Resource Type Collectionsession
    Metadata Date 2013-02
    Metadata Created Date Nov 06, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Jan 23, 2014
    Reference Date(s) 2012-09 (creation)
    Responsible Party (Principal Investigator); Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmospheres and the Oceans (Principal Investigator); NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (Principal Investigator)
    Contact Email
    Access Constraints Access Constraints: No access constraints Use Constraints: No use constraints
    Bbox East Long -171.7
    Bbox North Lat -13.7
    Bbox South Lat -22.22
    Bbox West Long 178.3
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update unknown
    Guid INSPIRE2012
    Metadata Language
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 2012-09-09
    Temporal Extent End 2012-09-26

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