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What is a Fathometer used to measure?

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What is a Fathometer used to measure?
posted Aug 7, 2017 by Prithvi

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A fathometer is used in ships to tell the distance it is from the sea floor. It uses Echo sounding, a type of SONAR, to bounce sound waves to the ocean floor and back too the fathometer. It measures the time the wave takes to reach back to the fathometer and uses that to find the distance between the ship and the floor.

answer Aug 8, 2017 by Rahul Prashad