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bathymetry

[bə′thim·ə·trē]
(engineering)
The science of measuring ocean depths in order to determine the sea floor topography.
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Instead of using a reflective telescope, which is common in bathymetric lidar, they designed a catadioptric telescope that uses mirrors and lenses to reflect and refract light.
When we'd started out, the basemap had no bathymetric data for Lake Ida.
Crab capture locations were overlaid on the bathymetric map of the embayment.
The bathymetric distribution of many deepwater crab species is suspect because the methods by which these patterns were determined may be biased.
The bathymetric data collected are used to create three-dimensional maps of the Arctic Ocean floor.
Meanwhile, Fugro Equator continues its bathymetric survey in the search area.
Since the Jefferson Project launched in June 2013 with the goal of making Lake George the world's "smartest" lake, a bathymetric and topographic survey conducted by boat and plane has mapped the lake bed, shoreline, and watershed.
Earlier this month, a commercial ship, Fugro Equator, joined Chinese ship Zhu Kezhen to conduct a bathymetric survey -- mapping of the sea floor -- on an arc area of 60,000 square kilometers, which was defined based on seventh arc where the aircraft last communicated with satellite.
Marks, both of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, created the seafloor topography map, and are currently a significant part of GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans).
When bathymetric charts went digital, it was only a matter of time before someone cracked the code to allow customizable, anytime updates.
Applications for SeaRobotics vessels range from bathymetric and hydrographic surveys to coastal, harbor, and riverine surveillance.