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Vent GIS Data: Juan de Fuca Ridge
Entry ID: VENTS_GIS_Juan

Abstract: Hydrothermal vent locations have been determined by visits to the site
using various underwater instruments including submarines and remotely
operated vehicles. Positions are determined acoustically in a
relative X-Y grid and then translated into geographic positions based
on the transponder positions. The most reliable navigation from a site
visit is used as the vent's position.

The Axial volcano is seamount at 46 degrees North, 130 degrees West,
at the intersection of the Juan de Fuca Ridge and the Cobb seamount
chain. It rises 1100 m above the surrounding ocean floor to a minimum
depth of 1400 m below sea level.

All vent data is available in a shape file.
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Description: Juan de Fuca Data and Images

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
Data Center
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (541) 867-0183
Email: stephen.r.hammond at
Contact Address:
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2115 S.E. OSU Dr.
City: Newport
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97365
Country: USA
Phone: (541) 867-0177
Fax: (541) 867-3907
Email: bobbitt at
Contact Address:
NOAA/Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2115 SE OSU Drive
City: Newport
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97365-5258
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-08