hydrocast

[hahy-druh-kast]
noun
a process in which water is collected at various depths in a device with bottles clamped together, providing data on differing water characteristics.
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hydrocast   (hī'drə-kāst')  Pronunciation Key 
The process of using a device consisting of several water-collection bottles, such as Nansen bottles, that are wired and clamped together and used to collect data on water characteristics at various depths.
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Students also use the hydrocast to measure the level of phosphates in the water.
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