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Definition of Bathymetry:
Mapping of the seafloor depth with respect to the mean water level and the study of floor topography (Lincoln & Boxshall, 1987).[1].
This is the common definition for Bathymetry, other definitions can be discussed in the article

The depths are generally derived indirectly by measuring the time required for a signal to travel from a transmitter, to the bottom, and back to a receiver.

See also


  1. Lincoln R., Boxshall G. and Clark P. (1998). A Dictionary of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (2nd Ed). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, (England). 361pp.