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Definition of the noun altimeter

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noun - plural: altimeters

  1. an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation

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Google previewThe Ocean Surface (2013)

Wave Breaking, Turbulent Mixing and Radio Probing by Y. Toba, H. Mitsuyasu

Microwave Altimeter is a useful sensor for the oceanic research. The feature of Altimeter is that it estimates and tracks altitude and other parameters on-board by using an on-board computer.

Google previewInstrument Flying Handbook (2017)

FAA-H-8083-15B by Federal Aviation Administration

A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute pressure of the ambient air and displays it in terms...

Google previewInstrument Flying Handbook 2008 (2009)

Pitot/Static Instruments Sensitive Altimeter A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute...

Google previewPrinciples of Ocean Physics (2013)

by John R. Apel

Radar Altimeter Measurements The radar altimeter is a vertically viewing, narrow pulse, pencil beam device that determines three parameters that can be used to make a variety of geophysical measurements. The parameters are (1) time ...

Google previewMeteorology For Pilots (2014)

by Mike Wickson

The altimeter is an inaccurate instrument and must therefore be used with care. An altimeter measures the difference in pressure between a particular pressure surface and the pressure at the aircraft level. It then converts the pressure ...

Google previewTransactions on Computational Science VI (2009)

by Marina L. Gavrilova

a satellite altimeter is a nadir-viewing radar which emits regular pulse and records the travel time, and the shape of each return signal after reflection from the sea surface. In this circumstance, the travel time can be ...

Google previewCase Studies in Engineering Design (1998)

by Cliff Matthews

The altimeter is a pressure-operated instrument. It resembles a simple anaeroid barometer except that it is graduated in units of distance, normally metres or feet. It works by measuring air pressure, utilising the fact that the air ...

Google previewLearn to Fly (2005)

Become a Pilot by Irvin N. Gleim

The altimeter is an instrument that measures altitude and is used to determine whether level flight is being maintained. a. If altitude is being lost or gained, the nose of the airplane should be moved up or down in relation to the horizon, and ...

Google previewAir traffic control FAA needs to ensure better coordination when approving air traffic control systems : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives.

Appendix III Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications Case Illustration Figure 3 : 1An altimeter is an instrument for measuring altitude. 1GPS is a space-based, radio-navigation system consisting of a constellation Page 35 GAO-05-11 Air ...

Google previewIntroduction to Aeronautics (2004)

A Design Perspective by Steven A. Brandt

An altimeter is a pressure gauge calibrated in altitude instead of pressure according to the way pressure varies in the standard atmosphere. a) It is adjustable to correct reference pressure for nonstandard conditions. 2.7 More Details ...

Google previewUS Air Services (1931)

An altimeter is a barometer, its pointer indicates air- pressure ; only instead of honestly being labeled air-pressure, the scale of air- pressures is replaced by a scale purporting to give the altitude in feet. For moderate heights, if used with ...

Google previewSatellite Altimetry and Earth Sciences (2000)

A Handbook of Techniques and Applications by Lee-Lueng Fu, Anny Cazenave

Moreover, a major benefit of the high degree of accuracy that has been achieved with the TOPEX/POSEIDON dual-frequency altimeter is that it is no longer essential for users to be deeply versed in all of the idiosyncrasies of satellite altimetry.

Google previewFlying (2003)

The Aviation Trilogy by Richard Bach

Altimeter is a blur, airspeed is a blur, vertical speed 124 * Richard Bach.

Google previewThe Saturday Evening Post (1918)

The altimeter is an aneroid barometer graduated to show height instead of pressure. Were it not for the movement of the earth our pressure readings would prove an accurate prophet of winds and weather, but the fact that the earth rotates ...

Google previewAeronautical Dictionary (2004)

With Emphasis on ATC Communications Terms by J. Deborah Balter

Altimeter - An instrument for indicating the altitude of an airplane by measuring atmospheric pressure. Ex: An altimeter is an invaluable aid to pilots .

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

Altimeter the radio waves. In continuous-wave (CW) transmitters used for radio telegraphy, the desired information is added by interrupting, the radio- frequency oscillations in accordance with a telegraphic code. In radiotelephone ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

altimeter. See radio altimeter. altimeter station. A radionavigation mobile station in the aeronautical radionavigation service.

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

altimeter An instrument for determining elevation, especially an aneroid barometer used in aircraft that senses pressure ...

Google previewThe Military Dictionary (1987)

altimeter—(DOD, NA TO) 1. Barometric altimeter. An instrument which displays the height of the aircraft above a specified pressure datum. The datum may be varied by setting the specified pressure on a sub scale on the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Science (2009)

by New York Academy of Sciences, Timothy M. Kusky

altimeter but the rocks record a longer history of deformation and events extending back at least into the Mesozoic. Closure of the Tethys Ocean was complex, involving contraction of the older Permian-Triassic Paleo-Tethys Ocean at the ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

pressure altimeter An altimeter that uses the change of atmospheric ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

altimeter An instrument used to measure the altitude of an object with respect to a fixed level, such as sea level. There are two main ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Coastal Science (2006)

by Maurice Schwartz

Barrier Beach Ridges Classification of Coasts Deltas Estuaries Paleocoastlines Sandy Coasts Sequence Stratigraphy ALTIMETER SURVEYS, COASTAL TIDES, AND SHELF CIRCULATION Satellite altimetry produces unique global ...

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