This 3D thermistor array, designed by RSN Project Scientist Dr. Giora Proskurowski, is installed in the ASHES vent field providing real-time 24/7 temperature data to shore. The blue cable hosts 24 temperature sensors within a 3-tired trinaglular-shapped array and was provided by RBR Ltd. The array is installed in a diffuse flow site near the Mushroom hydrothermal edifice, a site hosting abundant vent fauna. These data, coupled with seismic information, fluid chemistry, and HD imagery will be used to monitor how these systems evolve over time and how earthquakes influence fluid flow, chemical, and biological processes.
TMPSFA301 is connected to the MJ03B J-Box through a 30 m-long extension cable and was deployed during the VISIONS'14 expedition.