Deploying Thermistor Array

Deploying Thermistor Array

A 3D thermistor array designed by RSN Project Scientist Dr. Giora Proskurowski is deployed in the ASHES vent field for testing. A similar system will be deployed and powered up next summer, providing real-time 24/7 temperature data over the Internet for all to use/see. The blue cable holds 24 temperature sensors and was provided by RBR Ltd. The array will be placed in a diffuse flow site at the base of the vent called Mushroom, a site hosting abundant vent fauna. These data, coupled with seismic information, fluid chemistry, and HD imagery will be used to see how these systems evolve over time and how earthquakes influence chemical and biological processes. VISIONS '13, Leg 4


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