bathythermograph


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bath·y·ther·mo·graph

 (băth′ĭ-thûr′mə-grăf′)
n.
An instrument that records water temperature in relation to ocean depth.

bathythermograph

a device that records the temperature of water as a reflex of depth.
See also: Depth
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Water temperature data from expendable bathythermographs deployed during active tracking showed that fish only descended to depths where temperatures were [less than or equal to] 3[degrees]C cooler than the uniform-temperature surface layer.
Expendable bathythermograph (XBT) and mechanical bathythermograph (MBT) have been used to observe the vertical distribution of the temperature.
Among these were displays of cleared and stained "see-through" larval fish of important commercial species, models of the principal tuna species studied at the Center, plankton collecting nets and samplers, a live-fish tank, examples of the groundfish species studied, a large porpoise model exhibit, an expendable bathythermograph recorder and probe used to measure deepwater ocean temperatures, a remote-controlled underwater vehicle (ROV), a sportfishing exhibit, a panel describing the 200-mile fishing limit, and many other examples of the specialized gear and equipment used on research survey cruises.
The various science missions would require station keeping during CTD casts, deployment of current drifters, and expendable bathythermograph (XBT) launches, as well as weather system analysis designed to put Knorr in the path of the harshest weather conditions possible during the winter season.
Expendable bathythermograph (XBT) data were the major component of the ocean temperature profile observations from the late 1960s through the early 2000s, and XBTs still continue to provide critical data to monitor surface and subsurface currents, meridional heat transport, and ocean heat content.
Temperature measurements were collected throughout each trawl haul with a calibrated Branker bathythermograph, either a SeaBird-19 or SeaBird-39 microbathythermograph (Sea-Bird Electronics, Inc.
Beginning in 1945 and continuing to the end, US ships made bathythermograph (B/T) observations that today constitute the largest B/T archive in existence.
Observations from the two aircraft provide a unique dataset of three-dimensional structure of convective cloud systems and their environment from the flight level, airborne Doppler radar, microphysics probes, ocean surface imaging, global positioning system (GPS) dropsonde, and airborne expendable bathythermograph (AXBT) data.
Temperature data were collected during each tow using an expendable bathythermograph (XBT) until 1992 and after 1992 with a micro-bathythermograph (MBT) attached to the headrope of the trawl.
Vertical temperature profiles are necessary to locate the float launch position within the Undercurrent, but these can be obtained from a small vessel using a portable expendable bathythermograph (XBT) system.
A temperature-depth profile taken by the tag during the first day of the shark's track closely matched a profile taken from the vessel with a bathythermograph (Fig.
Current variability can also be derived from sources such as shipboard current measurements, expendable bathythermograph repeat sections, and underwater glider data.