The sub-surface observatory is a science experiment in direct interaction with the hydrothermal fluids of Surtsey. Four samples, two of glass and two of olivine, will be housed at Drillsite C for two years. Scientists will come at a later date to observe the changes that took place.
Aluminum casing is used to house the sub-surface observatory. The casing has holes drilled into it at five different depths to allow hydrothermal fluids to interact with samples located at those depth...Read More
Due to varying lengths of the aluminum casing for the observatory, the sample chambers had to be changed from their original placement. Two members of the science team work to adjust these depths and ...Read More
Scientists are using two types of samples to better study hydrothermal fluid and chemistry interactions on Surtsey. One sample is a volcanic glass with the same composition as Surtsey. The other is ol...Read More