from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The scientific description and analysis of the physical conditions, boundaries, flow, and related characteristics of the earth's surface waters.
- n. The mapping of bodies of water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The scientific measurement and description of the physical features and conditions of navigable waters and the shoreline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art of measuring and describing the sea, lakes, rivers, and other waters, with their phenomena.
- n. That branch of surveying which embraces the determination of the contour of the bottom of a harbor or other sheet of water, the depth of soundings, the position of channels and shoals, with the construction of charts exhibiting these particulars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the measurement and description of the sea, lakes, rivers, and other waters, with especial reference to their use for the purposes of navigation and commerce.
- n. The distribution, character, and relations of bodies of water; the condition of the earth or any part of it with respect to its seas, rivers, etc.: as, the hydrography of North America.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation
Nevertheless, not only the geology and hydrography of this state play a favorable role in adventure tourism but also the variety of climates from the cold mountain forests to the tropical warmth of the coast, from the temperate central zones to the dry heat of the hot land known as the Tierra Caliente contribute significantly.
The hydrography of the St. Lawrence Island polynya region and the Anadyr region is ultimately related to the northward transport of water through the Bering Strait.
Hydrobiological conditions are relatively stable within the domain of the Atlantic water to the south and west of Iceland, while there may be large seasonal as well as interannual variations in the hydrography and levels of biological production in the mixed waters on the north and east Icelandic shelf , depending on the intensity of the flow of Atlantic water and the proximity of the Polar Front.
These areas are characterized by a combination of unique ecological criteria, bathymetry, hydrography, productivity and trophic relationships .
The Black Hills are an outlier of the Middle Rockies and share with them a montane climate, hydrography, and land use pattern.
A year later, he defended his dissertation and obtained a lectureship at Göteborg Högskola, torn between work in radioactivity and hydrography, a conflict his daughter Agnes Rodhe has described as a struggle between his father's wishes and his own interests. 105 His position as a lecturer paid so poorly that he had to work as an assistant hydrographer at his father's oceanographic station in Bornö to supplement his income.
There are marked differences in climate, hydrography, and biology in this LME.
The variable climate and hydrography cause changes in reproduction conditions and trophic relationships.
Variations in climate and hydrography relate to atmospheric processes over the northwest Pacific.
For information on the geomorphology and hydrography of this LME, see Nishimura, 1985.