echo sounder

noun

Definition of echo sounder

: an instrument for determining the depth of a body of water or of an object below the surface by sound waves

Examples of echo sounder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Using echo sounder data, the vehicles created high resolution images of the seafloor. Ula Chrobak, Popular Science, "Ice sheets can melt much faster than we thought," 8 June 2020 Vescovo would have to buy a multibeam echo sounder, an advanced sonar mapping system, to determine precise depths and dive locations. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, "Thirty-six Thousand Feet," 10 May 2020 Using an echo sounder to guide its way through the depths, Boaty went down around 13,123 feet (4,000 meters) on this particular mission. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Boaty McBoatface Is Now Studying Global Warming," 18 June 2019 To win the contest, GEBCO-NF equipped its AUV with a multi-beam echo sounder, a kind of sonar ideal for mapping the seabed, and a side-scan sonar unit, a scanner with the ability to swiftly produce large images of the seafloor. Stav Dimitropoulos, Popular Mechanics, "Meet the Machines That Could Unlock the Ocean's Deepest Secrets," 11 June 2019 During the war, the U.S. Navy developed new technology like sonar and echo sounding to hunt for German submarines. Meg Neal, Popular Mechanics, "We’ve Been Wrong Before: The Expanding Earth Theory," 3 Aug. 2018 Part of what makes these loft apartments seem cold is the echoing sound, so soft materials would absorb noise for a quieter environment. Jennifer Adams, Philly.com, "Ask Jennifer Adams: Carpet or concrete for an apartment?," 3 May 2018 The 25-second clip of RM's song revealed an ambient hip-hop track laden with his mellow tone and echoing sound effects. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "RM of BTS Announces Plans for Second Mixtape 'RM 2'," 20 Mar. 2018 The search team included maritime surveyors, marine archaeologists and naval historians who used an echo sounder and underwater drone to scour the area. Judith Vonberg, CNN, "Australia's oldest submarine found after 103 years," 21 Dec. 2017

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Echo sounder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echo%20sounder. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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