East Pacific Rise Photo Galleries
The photographs in the East Pacific Rise (EPR) Photo Galleries have been selected by D. Fornari, K. Buckman and T. Shank at WHOI to provide a decadal perspective on Alvin diving at the East Pacific Rise in the 9°-10°N region, an area of research interest for numerous investigators including those involved in the National Science Foundation's Ridge 2000 Program (ridge2000.org).
The photographs are scans of 35mm films taken using Alvin's external 'bow' cameras. The file name for each photograph corresponds to the Dive Number, Film Roll Number, and time in hours/minutes/seconds.
For example: 2734-1-10.21.45.jpg is Dive #2734, Roll 1, time 10:21:45 (hh:mm:ss).
High-resolution .tif files of each image in this archive are available by contacting Dan Fornari at WHOI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
These photographs are in the public domain for scientific and educational/outreach use. Credit should be provided to the funding agency that funded the dives, the chief scientist(s) of the cruise, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Deep Submergence Facility.
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