bathythermograph

/bath'euh therr"meuh graf', -grahf'/, n. Oceanog.
an instrument that makes a record of the temperature at various depths in the ocean.
[1935-40; BATHY- + THERMOGRAPH]

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      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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