How Hot is the Vent? Background: The vent we are visiting registered 342 °C on our submersible's temperature probe. Just how hot is that on the Fahrenheit scale? Image © Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Temperature probe in a well-established vent community. To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit, use this easy formula: (((Celsius temperature x 9) / 5) + 32) = Fahrenheit temperature. To convert Fahrenheit to Celsius, use this easy formula: (((Fahrenheit temperature - 32) x 5) / 9) = Celsius temperature. Problem: Convert 342°C to its Fahrenheit equivalent Solution: 342 x 9 = 3078 3078 / 5 = 615.6 615.6 + 32 = 647.6 °F Once you have mastered the conversion formulae, you may want to use a software program to convert temperature, distance, area, volume, and weight between standard and metric measurements. If you have a Mac, you can download MacVerter Metric, a shareware program at http://mirror.vector.co.jp/ftp/mirror/amug/files/educ/calc/macverter-2.3.sit.hqx If you have a PC or a Mac, you can use this Web site of the Medical College of Wisconsin to convert weight and temperature: http://www.intmed.mcw.edu/clincalc/wtmeas.html   Working with the speed of sound! --> -- <-- Go back to the previous page -- <-- Go back to the main InterActivities page -- <-- Go back to the Welcome Aboard! page | Welcome Aboard! | | Dive Briefing | Research Tools | Meet the Scientists! | Fauna | Geology | | Significance | Ethics | Unsolved Mysteries | InterActivities | Forum | | Glossary | Acknowledgements & Sources | | E-mail us! |