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NYT Feature: School Alumni Investigate Underwater Volcano

On-board technicians and Michelle Lee, a student at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, center, kept records of instruments
Michelle Lee Photo

On-board technicians and Michelle Lee, a student at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, center, kept records of instruments being added onto the cables during deployment of the 3D seismic array.Credit...Steffen Saustrup

Two School of Oceanography alumni, Michelle Lee and Susan Merle, recently participated in a research expedition to map the internal anatomy of the Axial Seamount.  The expedition was featured in a New York Times article.  The Axial Seamount caldera is an area of focus for the OOI Region Cabled Array, which is operated by the University of Washington.

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On-board technicians and Michelle Lee, a student at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, center, kept records of instruments
Michelle Lee Photo

On-board technicians and Michelle Lee, a student at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, center, kept records of instruments being added onto the cables during deployment of the 3D seismic array.Credit...Steffen Saustrup

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