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Short-Period Ocean Bottom Seismometer

Short-Period Ocean Bottom Seismometers detect vibrations from small earthquakes ranging from 0.1 Hz to 100 Hz. These earthquakes are caused by local phenomena, such as melt movement beneath volcanoes and upward flow of hydrothermal fluids in the conduits that feed black smoker chimneys. These instruments enable imaging of the seismic energy traveling through the seafloor.

Data Products

This instrument records the following data products. To learn more about a data product, select its name.

Instrument Models

The OOI includes the following instrument models for this instrument type.

Series Make Model
OBSSPA Guralp CMG-6TF

Primary Science Discipline
Geological

Research Themes

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