Exploring The Ocean Depths
Wed April 17, 2013
Getting Ready For World’s Largest Underwater Observatory
Want to see a volcano explode hundreds of meters below the surface of the Pacific Ocean? How about in real-time streaming video, online, from the comfort of your own iPad? Well, there’s a massive scientific project underway that could help you with that and more.
The Regional Cabled Observatory is a $239 million project, funded by the National Science Foundation. The goal: To better understand and monitor the depths of the Pacific Ocean – from volcanic eruptions to deep-sea earthquakes that could lead to tsunamis.
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