Submarine volcanoes are volcanoes which are under the surface of the world's oceans. These volcanoes occur in a range of forms. Many create cone-shaped seamounts or flat-topped guyots.
Volcanoes in the ocean develop from cracks or holes in the earth's undersea surface. Changes in the ocean floor are caused when magma flows or erupts from a site which is under water.
The presence of water alters the characteristics of a volcanic eruption.
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- ↑ Encyclopedia Britannica, "Submarine volcano"; retrieved 2012-6-9.
- ↑ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "Scientists Discover and Image Explosive Deep-Ocean Volcano," December 17, 2009; retrieved 2012-6-9.
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Media related to Submarine volcanoes at Wikimedia Commons
- United States Geological Survey, Submarine Volcanoes, Vents, Ridges, and Eruptions
- Oregon State University, Submarine volcanoes