As part of a mineral exploration feasibility study in marine areas near the coastline of Cornwall, equipment has been constructed for the measurement of temperature to a sensitivity of 0.01° C. The temperature-sensing element is a thermistor, mounted in a probe, connected via long leads to a bridge/amplifier circuit where the determination of the variation of resistance with temperature can be made. The circuit is so arranged that compensation is provided for the lead resistances.
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WHEILDON, J., SMITH, D. Preliminary Temperature Measurements in Cornwall. Nature 202, 1101–1102 (1964). https://doi.org/10.1038/2021101a0
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