depth contour


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depth contour

A line connecting points of equal depth below the hydrographic datum. Also called bathymetric contour or depth curve.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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d) A vessel following the depth contour of the cup, indicating a shallow cup
I steadied the boat upriver, following the 25-foot depth contour while the wind, waves and current tried to fight us off.
As he trolls along a depth contour, he speeds up the boat and then pops it into neutral, letting the Bondy Bait sink into the mud, before moving forward and hopping it up again.
This system will respond to the safety depth contour based on the vessel's actual draft, dangers or hazards will be identified automatically by warnings, and alerts and the level of chart detail can be adjusted according to different circumstances for clarity and purpose.
Thus, the average means were calculated to summarize sediment distributions of each depth contour. Figure 5 shows that the highest sediment fractions in contours I, II, and III are FS, SC, and SC, respectively; meanwhile, the VCS fractions were recorded as the lowest grain size fractions in all depth contours.
The depth contour maps of the Lower Goru and the B-Sands also prepared to observe the swallowing and the deepening effects of these two dominant formations (Fig.
The International Whaling Commission's 2012 Scientific Committee, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, and the Society for Marine Mammology, with its 2,000 scientists, have called for all areas where these dolphins are found to be closed to gillnets and trawl nets out to the 100 metre depth contour.
I knew from past experience the weeds didn't mirror a depth contour or bottom-content change; in fact the long, thin weedpatch had sprouted perpendicular to a slow taper from 5 down to 10 feet.
Of a total of 159 species, 59 species were found at the 5 m depth contour, 42 at 10 m, 76 species at shallow waters, and 99 at deep waters (Table 2).
* Depth Contour Tracking (DCT)--which enables the vessel to follow a specific ledge.
Both geographic areas will be offshore limited by the 200-metre depth contour (1)