41. Techniques of Measuring Heat Flow Through the Ocean Floor

  1. William H. K. Lee
  1. Marcus G. Langseth

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM008p0058

Terrestrial Heat Flow

Terrestrial Heat Flow

How to Cite

Langseth, M. G. (1965) Techniques of Measuring Heat Flow Through the Ocean Floor, in Terrestrial Heat Flow (ed W. H. K. Lee), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/GM008p0058

Author Information

  1. Lamont Geological Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, New York

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1965

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900087

Online ISBN: 9781118668825

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Keywords:

  • Bullard thermal gradient probe;
  • Ewing technique;
  • Heat flow;
  • Thermal conductivity;
  • Transient method

Summary

Heat flow through the ocean floor is determined by measuring the temperature gradient and thermal conductivity in the ocean sediment. Techniques for these measurements are reviewed here, and some comments are made on procedure. Thermal conditions of the ocean bottom are also briefly examined.