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ISBN: 9781305254282

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Chapter 2, Problem 9TC
Textbook Problem

What is an echo sounder? Can you think of some ways error could be introduced in an echo sounder’s readings?

Expert Solution
To determine

The definition of an echo sounder and the way in which errors can be introduced in an echo sounder’s readings.

Explanation of Solution

An echo sounder is a type of sonar. It is used to determine the depth of ocean water. A sound pulse is transmitted into the bottom of ocean floor and the time taken by it to bounce back into the receiver is calculated. Based on these measurements, the profile and the other features present in the ocean floor can be identified...

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