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bathymetry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bathymetry measuring the depths of the oceans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bathymetry The art or science of sounding, or measuring depths in the sea.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bathymetry The art of sounding or of measuring depths in the sea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bathymetry bath-im′et-ri the science of measuring the depth of seas and lakes.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ba`qos depth + -metry,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. bathys, deep, metria, measurement.

Usage

In literature:

Associated Words: bathometer, bathymetry, bathymetric.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
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In news:

The WASSP sonar records bathymetry and bottom features in high resolution with 112 dynamic sampling beams.
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In science:

There has been a lot of interest in wave motion in basins with non constant bathymetry, due to its hydrodynamic importance.
Long wave expansions for water waves over random topography
Bathymetry and topography is that of ETOPO5.
Geo-neutrinos and Earth's interior
By means of a spatial analysis of bathymetry in a digital elevation model, the authors found that the loss rate is around 2.5 m/year.
The decreasing level of Toshka Lakes seen from space
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