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Instrument Class: OBSSP

Instrument Name
Short-Period Ocean Bottom Seismometer
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Short-Period Ocean Bottom Seismometers detect vibrations from small earthquakes ranging from 0.1 Hz to 100 Hz. These earthquakes are caused by local phenomena, such as melt movement beneath volcanoes and upward flow of hydrothermal fluids in the conduits that feed black smoker chimneys. These instruments enable imaging of the seismic energy traveling through the seafloor.

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Related Instrument Series

Class Series Name Make Model
OBSSP-A OBSSP A Short-Period Ocean Bottom Seismometer Guralp CMG-6TF