Axial Seamount

 Axial Seamount

The OOI cabled observatory will instrument Axial Seamount, the most magmatically robust volcano along the Juan de Fuca Ridge. It hosts active hydrothermal vent fields and abundant sites of diffust flow. The cabled observatory will be installed at the summit of the seamount to monitor the major volcanic and tectonic events that create the oceanic crust and that modulate heat, chemical, and biological fluxes through the seafloor. 

Related Stories

 
Creative Commons License 

For commercial use or higher resolution please contact Deborah Kelley