Over twenty years ago, I was invited to join a team of geologists, acousticians (physicists who study sound), and engineers and help develop instrumentation that can measure the heat content in hot springs on underwater volcanoes. To a geologist
Tonight it is with reluctance that we leave Axial Seamount where we have been working 24/7 for the past several days. We are so very lucky to be able to do this work, funded by the National Science Foundation.
The past two days again have been very busy as we check off our long list of tasks to complete for this Leg of the NSF-OOI Cabled Array cruise. The UW team has been working very long hours to get the job done as diving in the hydrothermal fields