What is SONAR an acronym for? How does it make for better measurement of the ocean floor than sounding?
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SONAR was originally used as contraction for Sound Navigation And Ranging. Sonar is an effective method of measuring the ocean floor because a large area can be surveyed by the use of waves. For more details on the application of sonar visit http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations/09bermuda/background/multibeam/multibeam.html.