Leveling the Short-Period at Eastern Caldera

Leveling the Short-Period at Eastern Caldera

Deployment of short-period seismometers on the seafloor requires special consideration in terms of the sensors being level. Here, a special platform hosting the seismometer is being leveled by ROPOS through turning of adjustment bolts on the legs. These instruments will provide important real-time data on seismic activity inside the volcano, and associated with microfracturing events around the plumbing system for hydrothermal vents. VISIONS 13, Dive 1617

Photo credit: NSF-OOI/UW/CSSF

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