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Instrument Class: BOTPT

Instrument Name
Bottom Pressure and Tilt
Science Discipline

Bottom Pressure and Tilt sensors are designed to measure the inflation and deflation of the seafloor using a precision pressure sensor that enables detection of the seafloor's rise and fall (i.e., "breathing") as magma (molten rock) moves in and out of underlying magma chambers. A very precise tilt meter (measures in micro-radians) records the "tilting" of the seafloor as it deforms in response to melt migration.

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Related Instrument Series

Class Series Name Make Model
BOTPT-A BOTPT A Bottom Pressure and Tilt PMEL/Chadwick PMEL cabled BPR/Tilt