echo sounding

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Noun1.echo sounding - determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
localization, locating, localisation, location, fix - a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target"
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Collecting bathymetric data, as with the German research vessel Polarstern with its multibeam echo sounding system, was nowhere near enough, however, to develop a useful, three-dimensional model of the seafloor: "The ocean south of the 60th parallel extends over an area of some 21 million square kilometres and is therefore around 60 times as large as the Federal Republic of Germany," Erik Arndt said.
Equipped with sophisticated echo sounding technology, the ship measures water depths and identifies submerged hazards to navigation.