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Definition of the noun altimeter
What does altimeter mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: altimeters
- an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
- lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
- more generic terms: measuring device / measuring instrument / measuring system = instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
- more specific word: hypsometer = an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation
- part: aneroid barometer / aneroid = a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
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The 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.
Instrument 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...
Pitot/Static Instruments Sensitive Altimeter A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute...
Principles 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 ...
Meteorology 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Learn 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 ...
Air 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 ...
Introduction 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 ...
US 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 ...
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.
The Aviation Trilogy by Richard Bach
Altimeter is a blur, airspeed is a blur, vertical speed 124 * Richard Bach.
The 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 ...
Aeronautical 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 .
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 ...
by Martin H. Weik
altimeter. See radio altimeter. altimeter station. A radionavigation mobile station in the aeronautical radionavigation service.
by M N Doja
altimeter An instrument for determining elevation, especially an aneroid barometer used in aircraft that senses pressure ...
The 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 ...
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 ...
by Joseph Angelo
pressure altimeter An altimeter that uses the change of atmospheric ...
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 ...
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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- Aircraft altimeter
An aircraft altimeter used to give the current air pressure. The altimeter is set to the station elevation (large outside dial) and the pressure is shown on the smaller window.
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- Glider Altimeter
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- Altimeter Working
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- Altimeter Meaning
Video shows what altimeter means. An apparatus for measuring altitude.. altimeter pronunciation. How to pronounce, definition by Wiktionary dictionary.
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Employee Advocacy Defined: An employee's sharing of their support of a company's brand, product, or service. Employee Advocacy is a key part of your digital ...
- Absolute altimeter Meaning
Video shows what absolute altimeter means. A type of altimeter which measures vertical distance to the surface below, using radio, radar, sonic, laser, ...
- Electro III - Altimeter and Nosecone description
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Scrabble value of A1L1T1I1M3E1T1E1R1
The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of ALTIMETER
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- LA METTRIE
- LATER TIME
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