bathymetry


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bathymetry

the marine equivalent of topography - the variation in depth of the ocean floor measured from the surface of the sea.
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Females associate with bathymetry very differently in the fall than in the summer.
The satellite and sounding data are combined with land topography from the NASA Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) to create a global topography and bathymetry grid called SRTM30_PLUS.
If you get the bathymetry wrong, the hydrodynamics will be wrong and all the other sub-models will be wrong as well,' Bell says.
The bathymetry of the area is not detailed enough to tell if there is, in fact, a trench along this line.
The service provider will have to propose following the exploitation of the bathymetry and the currents, several modelizations in order to arrive at the optimal solution for the site of Wissant; The project includes a massive renovation and the implementation of accompanying measures to sustain reloading.
Located next to the delegate registration stand, Sonardyne will be exhibiting Solstice, a new generation of search and classify side scan sonar with integrated swath bathymetry.
Ontario-based Optech, founded by Allan Carswell, provides light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems as well as camera imaging solutions for airborne terrestrial mapping and laser bathymetry.
The bathymetry of our oceans is now resolved at a scale and detail unimaginable by early pioneers and recent estimates have suggested that, globally, there may be up to 100,000 seamounts, yet despite best efforts less than 300 have been well studied.
An appendix outlines the development of bathymetry from the earliest line-and-sinker methods to modern multi-beam sounding.
While it is known that few lakes exceed 2 m in depth, the bathymetry of most lakes is unknown, and the geographic variability of lake depth in different watersheds is poorly mapped.
Radar measurements, because they have greater spatial coverage, can be useful in relating observations that span kilometer scales to ocean properties like bathymetry.
NOAA has been able to chart the bathymetry, or depth contours, of the EEZ ocean bottom in remarkable detail and over large areas by using state-of-the-art swath, or multibeam, sonar sounding systems.