The Hydrothermal Vent Fluid Interactive Sampler collects and preserves fluid samples from hydrothermal vents and continuously measures vent fluid temperature. This instrument collects fluid samples from hydrothermal vents at the International District Vent Field on Axial Seamount. It is collocated with the Particulate DNA Sampler (PPSDN) and has an onboard temperature sensor (D1000) which continuously measures vent fluid temperatures. The sampler is able to be interactive, as its connection to the fiber optic cable allows two-way communication and power. Sample bottles can be triggered from shore in response to volcanic or tectonic events, or set to trigger at specified intervals. After instrument recovery, laboratory analyses provide chemical characterization of the hydrothermal fluid samples.
(text and images courtesy of Interactive Oceans)
This instrument measures the following data products. Select a data product's name to learn more.
|Vent Fluid Temperature from RASFL||TEMPVNT||DPS|
Instrument Models & Deployed Locations
The OOI includes the following instrument makes and models for this instrument type. Follow the links below to find out where in the OOI this instrument has been deployed. You'll also find quick links for each instrument to Data portal, where you can plot and access data.
|RASFLA||PMEL/Butterfield||Modified McLane Remote Access Sampler|
The Core Instrument Analytical Results data repository contains processed analytical data and metadata for a subset of Cabled Array instruments that collect fluid or particulate samples that are brought back to shore and analyzed in a laboratory. Numerical and other processed analytical results are generally provided in spreadsheet form. Associated metadata files including analytical protocols, sampling and recovery notes, and sample log files are presented in .pdf format. As-deployed images of instruments are provided in .jpg format, with image metadata summarized in spreadsheet-based catalogs.
The RASFL analytical results can be found here: International District Vent Field RASFL Data
Primary Science Discipline
RASFL on the Data Portal