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sounding

[′sau̇nd·iŋ]
(engineering)
Determining the depth of a body of water by an echo sounder or sounding line.
Measuring the depth of bedrock by driving a steel rod into the soil.
Any penetration of the natural environment for scientific observation.
(meteorology)
(mining engineering)
Knocking on a mine roof to see whether it is sound or safe to work under.
Subsurface investigation by observing the penetration resistance of the subsurface material without drilling holes, by driving a rod into the ground or by using a penetrometer.

sounding

The measurement taken of all parameters in and of the upper atmosphere or of the sea.
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In Enniskillen and Newtownabbey The HSCB wish to conduct market soundings with potential service providers in order to get a clear understanding of available services and developments in this market.
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To aid their biological studies and to explore for NOAA how much detail the basic swath data will allow, they have made maps of the bank using all 6 million soundings of NOAA's data.
The sonar soundings enabled him to estimate the heights of these terraces.
Allowance and Lotungsleistungen in the redevelopment mining on behalf of LMBV (sounding Multibeam DSM + DTM, sounding single-beam, plumb / Determination and representation sediment thickness, measurement of shoreline, display of measurement results as MicroStation 3D DGN file, certification by a Markscheider) divided into two territorial lots .
Total quantity or scope: Allowance and Lotungsleistungen in the redevelopment mining on behalf of LMBV (sounding Multibeam DSM + DTM, sounding single-beam, plumb / Determination and representation sediment thickness, measurement of shoreline, display of measurement results as MicroStation 3D DGN file, certification by a Markscheider) divided into two territorial lots over 3 years and 2 years option.
We kicked the idea around for a while and came up with Orca Soundings, a series of short, high-interest novels written below grade level.
And so Orca Soundings was born: short (13,000 to 15,000 words) high-interest stories written for teens reading at a grade 2-4.
A total of 62 IP soundings were completed in both surveys, with lines spread in a radial pattern from the centre of the porphyry, with soundings at 200 metre intervals along lines.
Orca Soundings novels are short and aimed at the reluctant teenage reader.
Like other books in the new Orca Soundings series, Sticks and Stones presents a quick glimpse of teen characters in contemporary settings.