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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bathymetry, plumbingnoun

    measuring the depths of the oceans

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  1. bathymetrynoun

    the measurement of the depths of the seas

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  1. Bathymetry

    Bathymetry (; from Ancient Greek βαθύς (bathús) 'deep', and μέτρον (métron) 'measure') is the study of underwater depth of ocean floors (seabed topography), lake floors, or river floors. In other words, bathymetry is the underwater equivalent to hypsometry or topography. The first recorded evidence of water depth measurements are from Ancient Egypt over 3000 years ago. Bathymetric (or hydrographic) charts are typically produced to support safety of surface or sub-surface navigation, and usually show seafloor relief or terrain as contour lines (called depth contours or isobaths) and selected depths (soundings), and typically also provide surface navigational information. Bathymetric maps (a more general term where navigational safety is not a concern) may also use a Digital Terrain Model and artificial illumination techniques to illustrate the depths being portrayed. The global bathymetry is sometimes combined with topography data to yield a global relief model. Paleobathymetry is the study of past underwater depths. Synonyms include seafloor mapping, seabed mapping, seafloor imaging and seabed imaging. Bathymetric measurements are conducted with various methods, from depth sounding, sonar and Lidar techniques, to buoys and satellite altimetry. Various methods have advantages and disadvantages and the specific method used depends upon the scale of the area under study, financial means, desired measurement accuracy, and additional variables. Despite modern computer-based research, the ocean seabed in many locations is less measured than the topography of Mars.

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  1. bathymetry

    Bathymetry is the study and measurement of the depths of bodies of water, including oceans, seas, or lakes. It involves mapping the underwater terrain and determining the depth and contours of the ocean floor or the bottom of other bodies of water.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bathymetrynoun

    the art or science of sounding, or measuring depths in the sea

Wikidata

  1. Bathymetry

    Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors. In other words, bathymetry is the underwater equivalent to hypsometry or topography. The name comes from Greek βαθύς, "deep", and μέτρον, "measure". Bathymetric charts are typically produced to support safety of surface or sub-surface navigation, and usually show seafloor relief or terrain as contour lines and selected depths, and typically also provide surface navigational information. Bathymetric maps may also use a Digital Terrain Model and artificial illumination techniques to illustrate the depths being portrayed. Paleobathymetry is the study of past underwater depths.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bathymetry

    bath-im′et-ri, n. the science of measuring the depth of seas and lakes. [Gr. bathys, deep, metria, measurement.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bathymetry in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bathymetry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    This is in pretty shallow water generally, so there is every chance this is just ‘warm springs’ or seeps of ground water flowing from the mountains inland that make their presence known in this particular area, the other possibility is that warmer water from Beaufort currents or out of the Mackenzie River is finding its way to the surface due to interacting with the bathymetry, just the way some polynyas form.

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