Saturday, 25 November 2017

Underwater Volcanoes

Studying Underwater Volcanoes Near Tonga

This article introduces a study of the volcanoes of this very active area. It is taking place now and videos are being posted frequently. Some are interesting and you can find them HERE.

Composite image showing an oblique view of ultra-high resolution AUB bathymetry from West Mata Volcano, the collection of the world’s first molten lava sample in the deep sea, and an electron microprobe element map of a thin section of rock from that eruption, showing the types of crystals and bubbles found in those rare and unusual boninite lavas. Image is a mix of published and unpublished data as indicated.

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