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LAND RELIEF MAP [1 record]

Record 1 2000-01-17

English

Subject field(s)
  • Cartography
CONT

Echo sounding. Echo sounding is the ocean counterpart of land surveying. Acoustic waves propagating through the water column are used to measure depth of the sea floor and draft relief maps similar to land relief maps.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Cartographie
CONT

Bathymétrie. La bathymétrie est le pendant en milieu marin de la topographie terrestre. Elle permet, à l'aide d'ondes acoustiques se propageant dans la colonne d'eau, de mesurer la profondeur d'eau du fond marin et d'établir des cartes de relief similaires aux cartes topographiques de surface.

Spanish

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