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Scientists "Glide" Over Underwater Volcano

May 12, 2010

Scientists and engineers from PMEL's Vents Program successfully flew an ocean glider for exploring for underwater volcanic plumes and eruptions in the South Pacific on May 8. Over the two day mission, the glider travelled about 50km and was "flown" by engineers located 5000 miles away in Washington and Oregon.

You can read more about this glider mission, including an update on the active underwater volcano, West Mata, on the Lau Eruptions blog.