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Small-scale ROV mapping of the ferromanganese crusts over the seamounts in the NW pacific

Small-scale ROV mapping of the ferromanganese crusts over the seamounts in the NW pacific
Small-scale ROV mapping of the ferromanganese crusts over the seamounts in the NW pacific

We report the preliminary results of the two cruises of ROV (HyperDolphin 3K, operated by JAMSTEC) mapping of sea floor occurrence and in-situ sampling of hydrogenetic ferromanganese deposits. This is the first systematic joint scientific research on the crusts over the deep-sea floors, which unveiled the ubiquitous distribution of the crusts covering the rock substrates. The results of physical measurements of morphology and thickness of the crusts, geochemical characterization of very surface portions of intact samples, distribution patterns of occurrences and thickness. The successful operation and ongoing shorebased geochemical and geological analyses proved that the ROV is one of the best methos in careful mapping, sampling and in-situ observation of sea bottom.

ferromanganese crust, marine mineral, rare metal, ROV, seamount
IEEE
Usui, Akira
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Tanaka, Mariko
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Thornton, Blair
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Tokumaru, Ayaka
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Urabe, Tetsuro
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Usui, Akira
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Tanaka, Mariko
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Thornton, Blair
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Tokumaru, Ayaka
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Urabe, Tetsuro
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Usui, Akira, Tanaka, Mariko, Thornton, Blair, Tokumaru, Ayaka and Urabe, Tetsuro (2011) Small-scale ROV mapping of the ferromanganese crusts over the seamounts in the NW pacific. In OCEANS'11 - MTS/IEEE Kona. IEEE.. (doi:10.23919/OCEANS.2011.6107094).

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Abstract

We report the preliminary results of the two cruises of ROV (HyperDolphin 3K, operated by JAMSTEC) mapping of sea floor occurrence and in-situ sampling of hydrogenetic ferromanganese deposits. This is the first systematic joint scientific research on the crusts over the deep-sea floors, which unveiled the ubiquitous distribution of the crusts covering the rock substrates. The results of physical measurements of morphology and thickness of the crusts, geochemical characterization of very surface portions of intact samples, distribution patterns of occurrences and thickness. The successful operation and ongoing shorebased geochemical and geological analyses proved that the ROV is one of the best methos in careful mapping, sampling and in-situ observation of sea bottom.

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Published date: 1 December 2011
Venue - Dates: MTS/IEEE Kona Conference, OCEANS'11, Kona, HI, United States, 2011-09-19 - 2011-09-22
Keywords: ferromanganese crust, marine mineral, rare metal, ROV, seamount

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Local EPrints ID: 434065
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434065
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Last modified: 11 Sep 2019 16:30

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