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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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Petersburg meeting, a first digital bathymetric compilation portraying the Arctic Ocean seafloor was completed and released to the public (Jakobsson et al.
This study aimed to deliver not only a new bathymetric chart but also to describe the morphometric characteristics of Carioca Lake (PERD, Minas Gerais State).
Digitized bathymetric contours and coastlines from the First Edition of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Mediterranean published at a scale of 1:1 million
Realization of terrestrial and bathymetric topographic surveys for the acquisition of topographic data on the territory of the hrault for the realization of hazard studies of flood risk prevention plans.
The bureau released fact sheets on three significant aspects - considerations on defining the search, mapping the ocean floor through Bathymetric survey and the intensified underwater search for MH370 - that shed light to the direction their taking in search for the missing plane.
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 work is completed, TGS library will contain 120,000 km of 2D seismic, 3,500 square km of 3D seismic, 400,000 km of multibeam bathymetric data and 1,200 core samples of Indonesia's deep-water basins.
Few bathymetric maps are available for the thousands of thaw lakes on the North Slope of Alaska.
The scientists base their hypothesis on gravity maps of the area, coupled with a few old bathymetric surveys made by ships.
We were fortunate that the Juan de Fuca region had been mapped relatively recently with modern bathymetric systems and thus repeat bathymetric mapping after the CoAxial eruption allowed the pre-eruption topography to be subtracted from the post-eruption topography to obtain an estimate of the new lava flow's thickness.
The survey work in "Intrepid" Block 5(c) includes a detailed bathymetric survey of the area, identification of any geophysical hazards that may affect drilling operations, mapping of seafloor features and any hazards, determination of geological composition and identification of any man-made hazards, identification of any possible shallow gas areas, photography of the seabed and environmental sampling (benthic, water quality, air quality, sediment quality) and analysis.