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Vent Fluid Chemistry Research Staff:

Dave Butterfield: JISAO/U. Washington, Principal Investigator

Ben Larson: JISAO/U. Washington, Research Scientist

Kevin Roe: JISAO/U. Washington, Research Assistant


Hydrothermal Venting Research Divisions:

Fluid Chemistry

Gas Chemistry

Hydrothermal Plumes

Hydrothermal Particles

Plume Modeling

  graph of vent processes
Diagram of hydrothermal vent processes. Click to enlarge.

Vent Fluid Chemistry

Processes controlling vent fluid chemistry:
Temporal changes in vent fluid chemistry
  • Stable Systems
  • Perturbed Systems
Vent fluid chemistry and sub-seafloor microbial biosphere