Bubble plume image captured with multibeam sonar on Kilo Moana, March 2010.

Bubble plume image captured with multibeam sonar on Kilo Moana, March 2010. The red base is the summit of NW Rota-1 volcano on the Mariana arc. The blue semicircular disk is a swath through the water over the summit, showing the rising bubble plume as red, green, and light blue density anomalies. Image courtesy of Susan Merle, Oregon State University, NOAA Vents Program, PMEL.

 

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