Temperature At Hydrothermal Vents -- Al Bradleys Ingenuity
On land, measuring temperature is easy using a thermometer. But at the seafloor
measuring temperature is difficult because a large manipulator arm has to hold
the temperature sensor and a cable is needed to connect it to the ROV or
Bradley is surrounded by models of oceanographic instruments and
vehicles that he invented. Photo by Dave Gray, WHOI.
invented the ICL T-probe. T stands for temperature,
and ICL means Inductively Coupled Link.
pair of hydrothermal fluid sampling bottles equipped with an
ICL T-probe. When Jason
holds the handle, it can transmit data
to another coil on the manipulator.
moves a fluid sampling bottle into a black smoker.
The T-probe is behind the intake nozzle.