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[hahy-druh-kast] /ˈhaɪ drəˌkæst/

a process in which water is collected at various depths in a device with bottles clamped together, providing data on differing water characteristics.
The process of using a device consisting of several water-collection bottles, such as Nansen bottles, that are wired and clamped together and used to collect data on water characteristics at various depths.


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