Bald Spot Week 6: Installing Fiber Optic Cables

Monday, July 30, 2018

Drillers and Carleton Geology department members work to install fiber optic cables in the Bald Spot geothermal field. This fiber optic technology will be used to monitor temperature and acoustic waves at various depths to learn more about the underlying geology and groundwater dynamics of the field. Overall, fiber optic cabling will be placed down there six "sentinel" wells on the Bald Spot.

Fiber optic