07 Jan '12, 4pm

MT @Camilla_SDO Did you know @NASA has a submarine? NeMo seafloor observatory now studying an underwater volcano

MT @Camilla_SDO Did you know @NASA has a submarine? NeMo seafloor observatory now studying an underwater volcano

data to NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory via a GOES satellite. Temperature is measured once an hour by each of the three probes. Every 24 hours the resulting 72 temperature measurements are transmitted to the laboratory. This is a prototype system for a more advanced communication system to be installed in the future. NeMO NeT was deployed on September 9, 1999 at the site of a seafloor observatory established by the NOAA Vents program. The site for this observatory effort is called "Axial Seamount". Axial is an active volcano located on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, about 250 miles off the coast of Oregon and Washington. The Juan de Fuca Ridge is a boundary where two of the Earth's tectonic plates move slowly, but episodically, apart. When the plates move, the process is accompanied by small earthquakes and, at some times, by magma intrusions and volcanic eruptions...

Full article: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/KeywordSearch/Metadata.do?Portal=GCM...

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