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An instrument used to measure the depth of water.


(bəˈθɒmɪtə) or


(Physical Geography) an instrument for measuring the depth of water
bathometric adj
ˌbathoˈmetrically adv
bathometry n


(bəˈθɒm ɪ tər)

a device for ascertaining the depth of water, as in a lake or ocean.

bathometer, bathymeter

Oceanography. a device for ascertaining the depth of water.
See also: Depth
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathometer - an instrument that measures the depth of water
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Request for qualification: provide engineering services relative to the city~s expansion of the existing riverwalk boardwalk which includes geotechnical evaluation, land and bathometric surveys, project design and project permitting.
Sodderholm mentioned that if you can find a bathometric chart and locate an area in 500 to 700 feet where the contour lines are far apart, indicating a flat area, that's a good place to start looking.
The occurrence of underflows or hyperpycnal currents originating from the mouth of the Salinas River should be no surprise, given the long-known riverine bathometric feature existing between the river and Monterey Canyon ("Sediments sink river's flow into sea," SN: 11/17/01, p.