Measuring Fluid Flow in the Seafloor

Measuring Fluid Flow in the Seafloor

A Mosquito, developed by UW Marine Geologist, Evan Solomon, is deployed at a methane seep at Southern Hydrate Ridge. The instrument pulls in fluids in the sediments with a tracer. The instruments are recovered annually and the fluid chemistry analyzed, providing calculations of the flow of fluids both into, and out of the seafloor. Credit: UW/OOI-NSF/WHOI' V17.

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