|bathythermograph (bāth'ĭ-thûr'mə-grāf') Pronunciation Key
A device that records water temperature in relation to ocean depth.
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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