An authoritative global database for active submarine hydrothermal vent fields

  title={An authoritative global database for active submarine hydrothermal vent fields},
  author={Stace E. Beaulieu and Edward T. Baker and Christopher R. German and Andrew Maffei},
  pages={4892 - 4905}
The InterRidge Vents Database is available online as the authoritative reference for locations of active submarine hydrothermal vent fields. Here we describe the revision of the database to an open source content management system and conduct a meta‐analysis of the global distribution of known active vent fields. The number of known active vent fields has almost doubled in the past decade (521 as of year 2009), with about half visually confirmed and others inferred active from physical and… 
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