bathymetry

noun
ba·​thym·​e·​try | \ bə-ˈthi-mə-trē How to pronounce bathymetry (audio) \
plural bathymetries

Definition of bathymetry

: the measurement of water depth at various places in a body of water also : the information derived from such measurements

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Other Words from bathymetry

bathymetric \ ˌba-​thi-​ˈme-​trik How to pronounce bathymetric (audio) \ or less commonly bathymetrical \ ˌba-​thi-​ˈme-​tri-​kəl How to pronounce bathymetrical (audio) \ adjective
bathymetrically \ ˌba-​thi-​ˈme-​tri-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce bathymetrically (audio) \ adverb

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Modern ships like those that will be employed by Seabed 2030 are outfitted with multibeam bathymetry systems. Kyle Frischkorn, Smithsonian, "Why The First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor Is Stirring Controversial Waters," 13 July 2017 Modern ships like those that will be employed by Seabed 2030 are outfitted with multibeam bathymetry systems. Kyle Frischkorn, Smithsonian, "Why The First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor Is Stirring Controversial Waters," 13 July 2017 MD: The smaller robots have acoustic depth sounders for gathering bathymetry of the vent region, surface water temperature sensors, accelerometers, and cameras. Nora Rappaport, National Geographic, "These Sharks Thrive Inside an Underwater Volcano," 19 Apr. 2017 The first one below shows the bathymetry (seafloor topography) for the Canadian/Greenland side of the Lomonosov Ridge with some simple annotation. Brian Romans, WIRED, "Seafloor Sunday #73: Territorial disputes in the Arctic Ocean," 19 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of bathymetry

circa 1855, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bathymetry

bathymetric "relating to measurement of depth and depth-related distribution of marine organisms" (from bathy- + -metric) + -y entry 2

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The first known use of bathymetry was circa 1855

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