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bathymetry

[bə′thim·ə·trē]
(engineering)
The science of measuring ocean depths in order to determine the sea floor topography.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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., 2000).
The bathymetric survey, on the other hand, was conducted to estimate the amount of material to be removed and specify the areas that must be given focus during the clean-up, Ilao added.
(http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/2014/bathymetric-survey-mh370.aspx) Mapping the ocean floor through Bathymetric survey
Collecting bathymetric data, as with the German research vessel Polarstern with its multibeam echo sounding system, was nowhere near enough, however, to develop a useful, three-dimensional model of the seafloor: "The ocean south of the 60th parallel extends over an area of some 21 million square kilometres and is therefore around 60 times as large as the Federal Republic of Germany," Erik Arndt said.
Key words: thaw lakes, lake ice, synthetic aperture radar, bathymetric mapping, simulated ice growth, SAR-backscatter, digital elevation model
A look at bathymetric charts tacked up inside the observatory explains the scientists' concern.
The bathymetric survey reveals a large scar on the side of the mid-Atlantic ridge at 26.5 [degrees] N latitude, about 3,000 meters below the surface of the ocean.