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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 (FAA-H-8083-15A) (2011)

by Federal Aviation Administration

Sensitive Altimeter A sensitive altimeter is an aneroid barometer that measures the absolute pressure of the ambient air...

Google previewInstrument Flying Handbook 2008 (2008)

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

Google previewInstrument 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.

Google previewProceedings International Symposium on Marine Positioning (2012)

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.

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 previewNavigation 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 ...

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 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 previewThe 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.

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 previewFlying (2003)

The Aviation Trilogy by Richard Bach

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

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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

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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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.

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