CTH provides in situ deep sea heat flows thanks to the measure of the thermal conductivity and of the geothermal gradient. The heat flow is calculated as a factor of the last two.
Thermal conductivity is measured by a probe using the "heating needle" method.
CTH records the raw measures made on 4 temperature sensors and on 2 references as well as the power provided to the heating needle.
- Temperature calculation (accuracy +/- 7m°C).
- Easy configuration of the CTH and reading of the data via a data pencil and a PC (Winmemo software) .