Bathythermograph

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An instrument, which may be lowered into the sea from a vessel at anchor or underway, to record temperature as a function of depth. The temperature-sensing device is a Bourdon tube, the depth finder is a bellows system. Accuracy of temperature is + or - 0.1 degrees F (+ or - 0.056 degrees C); depth + or - 10 ft (3.0 m). Abbrev. bt. Hy

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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