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bathythermograph

[bath-uh-thur-muh-graf, -grahf] /ˌbæθ əˈθɜr məˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun, Oceanography
1.
an instrument that makes a record of the temperature at various depths in the ocean.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; bathy- + thermograph
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Examples from the web for bathythermograph
  • The instrument, called an expendable bathythermograph, is little more than a shaped weight with a temperature sensor inside.
  • Similar to modern bathythermograph copper wire instrument.
  • Temperature profiles were obtained using a bathythermograph after each trawl tow.
bathythermograph in Science
bathythermograph
  (bāth'ĭ-thûr'mə-grāf')   
A device that records water temperature in relation to ocean depth.
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Encyclopedia Article for bathythermograph

any of various oceanographic devices containing temperature- and pressure-sensitive elements and producing a continuous record of underwater temperature and pressure. Recoverable bathythermographs, lowered from a ship at rest or in motion, produce this record on a coated glass slide. Expendable types, often dropped from aircraft, radio back information from depths up to 300 m (1,000 feet) and are frequently employed in making surveys of large areas

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