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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.
by Federal Aviation Administration
Sensitive Altimeter A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute pressure of the ambient air...
Pitot/Static Instruments Sensitive Altimeter A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute...
Instrument Flying Handbook (2013)
Revised Edition by Federal Aviation Administration Federal Aviation Administration
Sensitive Altimeter A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute pressure of the ambient air and displays...
The sensitive element in a sensitive altimeter is a stack of evacuated, corrugated bronze aneroid capsules.
U.S. Geological Survey Reston, VA 22092 October 14–17,1986
The TOPEX/P0SEIDON altimeter is a dual frequency instrument to allow correction for ionospheric refraction to the...
For this purpose the satellite altimeter is the most promising operational source of oceanic data with global coverage.
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 ...
Navigation in the Mountains (2014)
The definitive guide for Hill Walkers, Mountaineers & Leaders The official navigation book for all Mountain Training schemes by Carlo Forte
Use of altimeters Whether a sophisticated digital type or a classic analogue device, an altimeter is a great lightweight addition to your equipment, and will more than justify its carriage when used properly. Unlike a GPS receiver, an altimeter ...
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 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 ...
The aircraft handbook (1921)
a collection of facts and suggestions concerning the construction and care of planes, motors and instruments for those interested in modern aircraft by Fred Herbert Colvin, Henry Fred Colvin
ALTIMETER The altimeter is an aneroid barometer which is graduated to read in feet of altitude instead of the corresponding barometric pressure. Its readings are affected by changes in atmospheric pressure as well as by changes in altitude.
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 ...
The Aviation Trilogy by Richard Bach
Altimeter is a blur, airspeed is a blur, vertical speed 124 * Richard Bach.
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 .
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 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 ...
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 Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson
altimeter track are similar to the resolution of the stereo data. This is approximately the case for HRSC and Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter data. Here, laser altimeter data may be used to assess effective resolutions of the stereo ...
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- Glider Altimeter
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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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- Altimeter Working
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- Altimeter / Anatomy
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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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