the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
the data derived from such measurement, especially as compiled in a topographic map.
bathymetry, bath-im′et-ri, n. the science of measuring the depth of seas and lakes.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various
measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
The measurement of the depth of bodies of water, particularly of oceans and seas.
pertaining to or living in the bathyal region of an ocean. adjective of, relating to, or inhabiting the lower depths of the ocean between approximately 1000 and 4000 metres
- Bathypelagic zone
bathypelagic zone bathypelagic zone (bāth’ə-pə-lāj’ĭk) A layer of the oceanic zone lying below the mesopelagic zone and above the abyssopelagic zone, at depths generally between about 1,000 and 4,000 m (3,280-13,120 ft). The bathypelagic zone receives no sunlight and water pressure is considerable. The abundance and diversity of marine life decreases with depth through this […]
a navigable, submersible vessel for exploring the depths of the ocean, having a separate, overhead chamber filled with gasoline for buoyancy and iron or steel weights for ballast. Historical Examples They’re sending the bathyscaphe down unmanned, to test all apparatus before a manned dive. Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster I’m talking about the bathyscaphe […]
a navigable, submersible vessel for exploring the depths of the ocean, having a separate, overhead chamber filled with gasoline for buoyancy and iron or steel weights for ballast. noun a submersible vessel having a flotation compartment with an observation capsule underneath, capable of reaching ocean depths of over 10 000 metres (about 5000 fathoms) n. […]