Mariana Arc

Explore the volcanoes of the Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 (SRoF'06) expedition by clicking on the thumbnails below to see virtual fly-throughs of the Mariana arc.

Susan Merle
Senior Research Assistant
Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies Program, Oregon State University
NOAA Vents Program, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Kyle Carothers
Ocean Explorer Web Site Production Manager
NOAA, Office of Ocean Exploration


The Mariana Arc Exploration Site brings scientific discovery to the Web via a series of computer animations of the sea floor. Click on a thumbnail or area of the map to view a panorama of individual sites, including three-dimensional images and fly-throughs of each potential dive site during the expedition.

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