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bathymeter

Line breaks: ba¦thym|eter
Pronunciation: /bəˈθɪmɪtə
 
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Definition of bathymeter in English:

noun

An instrument used to measure the depth of water in seas or lakes.
Example sentences
  • Submersibles were equipped with special devices called bathymeters for taking water samples from the ocean bed.
  • He helped to build, test, and use airborne remote sensing instruments including a multichannel ocean color sensor, a laser oil fluorosensor, and a laser bathymeter.
  • Samples were collected in 10-liter plastic bathymeters at horizons of 0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 50m. Samples from each horizon were poured into two transparent and two dark 250 ml bottles with the addition of 1 ml NaHCO 3 of 2 microcurie activity.

Derivatives

bathymetric

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • In 2000, he completed a 40-year bathymetric compilation and topographic interpretation of the greater Indian Ocean, from the northernmost shores to Antarctica.
  • High-resolution bathymetric data and side-scan sonar surveys of pockmarks, depressions up to 300 m long, were obtained by using an autonomous underwater vehicle.
  • Bowers has participated in nine geophysical research cruises on which she has collected and processed a variety of information, including magnetic, seismic, bathymetric, and gravity data.

bathymetry

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Each of those sections commences with an overview of the relevant oceans, oceanography, bathymetry, and meteorology.
  • Measuring the relief of the ocean floor, expressed as the varying depth below sea level, is the chore known as bathymetry.
  • The pre-eruption bathymetry shows a submarine extension of the Tar River valley.

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