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Commonly called the O.D. of the inner and the I.D. of the outer.

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HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEY

The survey of a water area, with particular reference to submarine relief, and any adjacent land

HIGH WATER LINE

1. The intersection of the land with the water surface at an elevation of high water. 2. The line along the shore to which the waters normally reach at high water

HYPSOGRAPHY

1. The science or art of describing elevations of land surfaces with reference to a datum, usually sea level. 2. That part of topography dealing with relief or elevation of terrain.

ICE OF LAND ORIGIN

Ice formed on land or in an ice shelf, found floating in water, including ice that is stranded or grounded

ICE SHELF

A floating ice sheet attached to the coast and of considerable thickness, showing 20 to 50 meters or more above sea level. Usually of great horizontal extent and with a level or gently undulating surface, the ice shelf is augmented by annual snow accumulation and often also by the seaward extension of land glaciers. Limited areas of the ice shelf may be aground. The seaward edge is called

TO MOOR

To secure a vessel to land by tying to a pier, wharf or other land-based structure, or to anchor with two or more anchors.

INLET

A narrow body of water extending into the land from a larger body of water. A long, narrow inlet with gradually decreasing depth inward is called a ria. Also called ARM, TONGUE.

ICE WALL

An ice cliff forming the seaward margin of a glacier which is not afloat. An ice wall is aground with the underlying land at or below sea level.

ICE SHEET

Continuous ice overlaying a large land area

ISTHMUS

A narrow strip of land connecting two larger portions of land. A submarine elevation joining two land areas and separating two basins or depressions by a depth less than that of the basins is called a submarine isthmus.
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