Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2006 projects
Benthic Processes

Submarine volcanism

Project Manager: Alicé  Davis
Lead Scientist: Dave Clague

The new MBARI AUV mapping vehicle (D. Allan B.) will be deployed from the R/V Thompson at Axial Seamount on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. The deployment supports a field program aimed at better understanding of caldera formation and explosive undersea volcanism. This will be the first deployment of the vehicle in fly-away mode. Other dives on the same expedition will be made off the Vance Seamounts (southern Juan de Fuca ridge) to survey and sample the early stages of seamount formation.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009