Kelp. Large seaweed. Kelpie
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generally in the form of horse
, supposed to haunt ferries and fords.
Good order and readiness.
Unit of absolute temperature
, freezing point of water 273 K, boiling point of water 373K. The length of each unit being the same as on the Celsius scale.
Kelvin Sounding Machine.
Apparatus by which a sinker can be dropped
to sea bottom at end of a wire
, taking with it a glass tube sealed at upper end. Inside of tube is coated with
a chromate preparation which
as water is forced into tube
, changes into a chloride through action of salt in the water.
When sinker is hauled up
, the line of demarcation between chromate and chloride is a measure of water pressure at seabed. This pressure is an indication of depth.
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