Fly-through from the south toward the north along the Lau basin. The blue squares signify proposed remotely operated vehicle dive sites during the SRoF’12 expedition. Colors vary from cool (blues) to warm (red/pink), representing deep and shallow respectively. Islands are black. Satellite altimetry data (coarser bottom layer) is overlaid with higher resolution multibeam bathymetry, much of which was compiled by Fernando Martinez, University of Hawaii. The satellite altimetry data are courtesy of Smith and Sandwell, 1997. Seafloor data are 2 times vertically exaggerated.
Fly-through created by Susan Merle OSU / NOAA Vents Program.