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Seeking a meaningful PhD or R&D opportunity in (SAR) Remote Sensing with applications in Geophysics or Oceanography starting as early as early-to-mid June 2019. If you have or know of an offer I would appreciate contacting me here or on LinkedIn. Thank you

Je cherche une thèse ou une poste R&D en Télédétection (RSO) avec des applications en Géophysique ou Océanographie à partir de début juin 2019. Si vous avez ou connaissez une offre, je vous serais reconnaissant de me contacter ici ou sur LinkedIn. Je vous remercie.

A Close-up Look at a Rare Underwater Eruption

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via: Woods Hole scientists took close look at largest underwater volcanic eruption in 100 years

Global SRTM Map

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The following is an 20x downsampled global Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)  map made with Python and Basemap.

Full resolution can be found on wikimedia.

One can notice the depth of the ocean floor, on a global scale, ranges between -2000 and -6000 meters. In some regions though like the Pacific exceed this range and reach 11 kilometers below the sea surface. One such region is the deepest point on Earth, the Mariana trench as shown below followed by a map for a perspective of its location.

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Location of the Mariana trench. Wikimedia commons.

Credits: The SRTM dataset used was provided by IFREMER.

Surprises at the Mariana backarc

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The Mariana backarc, the same location of the deepest point on Earth, is where the thermal vents occur due to the spreading of two plates. In other words, the spreading apart of the sea floor results in a trench like the Mariana trench. At such backarcs, and the similar but not the same Mid-Ocean Ridges, “black smokers” form.

The following video is a fly-thru movie at the Mariana backarc in search for HydroThermal vents (second video).

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