from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The measurement of the depth of bodies of water.
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- n. the measurement of the depths of the seas
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or science of sounding, or measuring depths in the sea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The art of sounding or of measuring depths in the sea.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring the depths of the oceans
People will be able to see the underwater topography, called bathymetry; search for particular spots or attractions; and navigate through the digital environment by zooming and panning.
Other issue, Kyra, is that the bathymetry, which is a fancy word for saying the way the ocean bottom is shaped, is different in the Atlantic, and the storm surge typically doesn't get that far inland.
The researchers used an advanced sensor system on the IEO's ship, the Ramon Margalef, to perform the mapping of the seabed, a process known as bathymetry.
Ocean mapping, which is called bathymetry, is crude by comparison.
The shape of the coastline and the bathymetry can also amplify the wave, so specific sites can be in greater jeopardy.
Exactly how big these waves will become really depends on the local bathymetry, how water depths vary, and also the configuration or orientation of the shoreline also plays an important role in determining exactly how big the wave might end up, said Liu.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Global bathymetry map image showing features of the ocean floor depth.
The times and amplitude of the tides at the coast are influenced by the alignment of the Sun and Moon, by the pattern of tides in the deep ocean see figure 4 and by the shape of the coastline and near-shore bathymetry.
Narwhal utilize coastal habitats in summer, but in winter move offshore to deep-water areas with complex bathymetry.
Wind-driven shelf/basin exchange on an Arctic shelf: The joint roles of ice cover extent and shelf-break bathymetry.