thermometric depth

thermometric depth

[¦thər·mə¦me·trik ′depth]
(oceanography)
The ocean depth, in meters, deduced from the difference between the paired protected and unprotected reversing thermometer readings; the unprotected reversing thermometer indicates higher temperature due to pressure effects on the instrument.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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