Educated Earth // Videos - Earth Sciences - West Mata Underwater Eruption
User:
Pass:
Remember Me
Forgot Pass Register

Our educational work is entirely supported by people like you. Your donations directly add new exhibits and new features to the website, and even helps us open the Prehistoria Natural History Center!




eXTReMe Tracker

Videos / Earth Sciences / West Mata Underwater Eruption







West Mata Underwater Eruption

West Mata Underwater Eruption
A high-quality film of the West Mata Volcano, nearly 4,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, having an explosive eruption. Filmed by the 'Jason Autonomous Underwater Vehicle'.


  • Currently 2.84/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 2.8 / 5 (891 votes)
Posted by nova on December 18, 2009
Hits: 8644

More Videos

Asteroid 2005 YU55 Passes By Earth
Asteroid 2005 YU55 Passes By Earth
Type: Astronomy
The Humming Bird
The Humming Bird
Type: Life on Earth
How To Make UV Reactive Water
How To Make UV Reactive Water
Type: Physics & Chemistry
Adorable Chipmunk in Slow Motion
Adorable Chipmunk in Slow Motion
Type: Life On Earth
Zooming From A NASA Satellite
Zooming From A NASA Satellite
Type: Astronomy
Soyuz Docks At The Space Station
Soyuz Docks At The Space Station
Type: Astronomy
Volcanic Fissure In Hawaii
Volcanic Fissure In Hawaii
Type: Earth Sciences
Embryonic Stem Cells in Culture
Embryonic Stem Cells in Culture
Type: Biology & Medicine
The Stuff Of Nightmares - Why Do We Dream?
The Stuff Of Nightmares - Why Do We Dream?
Type: Humanity
Hawk Precision - Flying Through Holes
Hawk Precision - Flying Through Holes
Type: Life On Earth
Buffalos Attack Lion Cubs
Buffalos Attack Lion Cubs
Type: Life on Earth
Two Coloured Lobster
Two Coloured Lobster
Type: Life On Earth
Making Dry Ice Bubbles
Making Dry Ice Bubbles
Type: Physics & Chemistry
Penguin Loves Belly Rubs
Penguin Loves Belly Rubs
Type: Life On Earth
Instant Hot Ice Using Sodium Acetate
Instant Hot Ice Using Sodium Acetate
Type: Physics & Chemistry

Comments

Posted by nova on December 18, 2009 at 10:01 am
This sequence shows a sequence of explosive degassing events as bubbles of gas-rich magma burst, spewing lava fragments into water. At same time, lava is being extruded out of vent and downslope. Area in view about 6-10 feet across. Location: Hades Vent, summit of West Mata Volcano, 1205 m (3952 feet), 15 05.68S; 173 44.95W

Video was obtained by camera mounted on the Jason autonomous underwater vehicle. The Jason team and scientists were on board the Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson. Jason was lowered to the site 4000 ft below on a ~3/4 inch fiber optic cable while the ship held position above. The pilots maneuvered the Jason carefully into position to view the eruption. The sound on the video clips was recorded separately on a hydrophone (underwater microphone) placed on the seafloor about 50 ft away and later synchronized to the video.

Credit: Courtesy of National Science Foundation and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
User: Pass: Remember Me

To comment on this item, please login or register.


Warning: Unknown: Your script possibly relies on a session side-effect which existed until PHP 4.2.3. Please be advised that the session extension does not consider global variables as a source of data, unless register_globals is enabled. You can disable this functionality and this warning by setting session.bug_compat_42 or session.bug_compat_warn to off, respectively in Unknown on line 0