EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
General elevation pattern of the land surface or the ocean bottom. Also refer
to as bathymetry, the study and mapping of sea floor elevations and the
variations of water depth; the topography of the sea floor.
Alyn C. Duxbury, Alison B. Duxbury, and Keith A. Sverdrup. An Introduction to
the World's Oceans. 6th edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2000.