The Hydrothermal Vent Fluid In-situ Chemistry sensor measures the chemical composition of the mineral-rich fluid plumes that emanate from cracks on the seafloor, providing insight into the sub-surface structure and dynamics of these unique habitats. Specifically, it measures hydrothermal vent fluid temperature, hydrogen, hydrogen sulfide, and pH. The sensor wand design is a ceramic membrane electrode in conjunction with several reference electrodes, constructed with a titanium tube for long-term deployment applications. The instrument utilizes the power supply and bandwidth of the Cabled Array electro-optical cable to conduct continuous monitoring of the hot vent fluids.
This instrument measures the following data products. Select a data product's name to learn more.
- Hydrogen Concentration (THSPHHC)
- Hydrogen Sulfide Concentration (THSPHHS)
- pH (THSPHPH)
- Vent Fluid Temperature from THSPH (THSPHTE) DPS
The algorithm code used to generate this instrument's data products is also available in the ion-functions GitHub repository.
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.
|THSPHA||Kang/Seyfried, U Minnesota||Vent Chemistry Instrument (H2, H2S, pH)|
Primary Science Discipline
THSPH on the Data Portal