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Definition of the noun altimetry

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noun - plural: altimetries

  1. The science of measuring altitude

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Google previewRemote Sensing of the Changing Oceans (2011)

by Dan Ling Tang

Radar altimetry is a tool primarily designed for the measurement of ocean surface topography globally from space and for repeatedly monitoring its change (sea level rise/fall). Beginning with the launch of the ERS-1 and TOPEX/Poseidon (T/P ) ...

Google previewThe Structure, Function and Management Implications of Fluvial Sedimentary Systems (2002)

by Fiona J. Dyer, Martin C. Thoms, Jon M. Olley

The Netherlands Abstract Airborne laser altimetry is a promising new technique for rapid and detailed mapping of land surface topography and vegetation cover. The availability of laser scan data is expected to yield a great improvement in ...

Google previewAdvances in Mapping from Remote Sensor Imagery (2012)

Techniques and Applications by Xiaojun Yang, Jonathan Li

Laser altimetry Laser altimetry, commonly known as LiDAR, is a useful technique for collecting elevation data with centimeter-level vertical accuracy. Laser altimetry is an active remote-sensing technique, somewhat analogous to imaging ...

Google previewSatellites, Oceanography and Society (2000)

by D. Halpern

Satellite altimetry is an incomplete proxy for ocean heat storage. But satellite altimetry and acoustic thermometry combined can give a very accurate measure of the heat storage in an ocean basin. The two methods are nicely complementary.

Google previewDigital Terrain Analysis in Soil Science and Geology (2016)

by Igor Florinsky

Laser altimetry is a group of active remote sensing techniques. Its general scheme is as follows: A laser altimeter emits laser pulses, which are reflected from the ground surface; part of the reflected radiation returns and is detected by the ...

Google previewPlanetary Geodesy and Remote Sensing (2014)

by Shuanggen Jin

Besides the topographic measurements, from which crustal thickness and other important features to understand the evolution of terrestrial planets, can be derived, laser altimetry is an excellent tool to obtain absolute reference systems, which ...

Google previewRemote Sensing of Atmosphere and Ocean from Space: Models, Instruments and Techniques (2006)

by Frank S. Marzano, Guido Visconti

INTRODUCTION The altimetry is a spaceborne microwave radar that is able to measure with an extremely high accuracy the distance between the satellite carrying the instrument and the sea surface. This has very important implications ...

Google previewEchinoderms: Munchen (2005)

Proceedings of the 11th International Echinoderm Conference, 6-10 October 2003, Munich, Germany by Thomas Heinzeller, James H. Nebelsick

Flos Information Coordinator Water Board Hoogheemraadschap de Stichtse Rijnlanden, The Netherlands ABSTRACT: Airborne laser altimetry is an innovative survey technique used in different areas, among which the ...

Google previewThe United States Navy and Satellite Oceanography (1981)

by William Aaron Nierenberg

Altimetry is a good measure of the strength of the eddy, although it is complicated by the density stratification. Nevertheless, sea- surface ...

Google previewThe Rising Sea (2010)

by Orrin H. Pilkey, Rob Young

Satellite altimetry is a method of measuring elevation to determine growth or shrinkage ofthe ice sheets. This has an advantage in determining changes over time because access to remote areas is easy and measurements can be made ...

Google previewOrdnance (1921)

Bistatic altimetry refers to a two-station ...

Google previewMarine Science Frontiers for Europe (2003)

by Gerold Wefer, Frank Lamy, R. F. C. Mantoura

Satellite altimetry is an existing tool with proven success to map the oceanic eddy fields. Successive mapping yields information on eddy- related advection of heat and matter between ocean basins via the major retroflection zones (e.g. at the ...

Google previewAutomatic Extraction of Man-Made Objects from Aerial and Space Images (II) (1997)

by Armin Gruen, Emmanuel Baltsavias, O. Henricsson

Introduction Scanning laser altimetry is a new technology to directly measure topography in three dimensions which has become operational only in the last few years. It is based on sequential range measurements from an airborne sensor ...

Google previewHandbook of Sea-Level Research (2015)

by Ian Shennan, Antony J. Long, Benjamin P. Horton

They also complement altimetry for measuring changes in sea level and ocean circulation over decadal and shorter timescales. Altimetry is an excellent technique for measuring sea-level changes offshore, while gauges measure changes at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1999)

Volume 23 - Supplement 2 - An Analysis of the Pre-Physical Database Design Heuristics to Thermal Investigations of ICs and Microstructures by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

The techniques used for offshore sea level measurements such as satellite altimetry, differential global positioning system, and deep-ocean capsules are discussed below. Satellite Altimetry A satellite altimeter is a "tide gauge in space" and is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

RAS/JAM altimetry The measurement of altitude above a fixed datum (e.g. sea level), commonly using an altimeter or a GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS). Altimetry is increasingly carried out by SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING (see, e.g. ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Human Geography (2009)

A 12-Volume Set

Altimetry. Ice, Cloud,and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat),part ofNASA's Earth Observing System, isasatellite mission for measuring icesheet mass balance, cloudand aerosol heights, as well asland topography and vegetation characteristics.

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geomorphology (2013)

by Andrew Goudie

laserranging altimetry (LiDAR), syntheticaperture radar interferometry ( InSAR or IfSAR), thermal emission and reflection radiometry (ASTER), and, ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

altimetry area. See radar altimetry area. altitude. See azimuth-over-altitude. altitude-over-azimuth. Pertaining ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

New Satellites providing altimetry data such as Sentinel-3 (from ESA, to be launched in 2015) or Icesat-2 (from NASA, to be launched in 2016) will continue to maintain the continuity in the observations. SEE ALSO: Climate change and land ...

Google previewWebster's Handy Dictionary (1877)

A Handy Dictionary of the English Language ... by Noah Webster

ALLEY 14 ALTIMETRY n. act of relieving, or making light Alley (al'ti), n. a narrow walk or passage ;— pi. Alleys. All-hail (оюШО, ex. all health. Alliance (al-n'<tns), n. union by t reaty or marriage. Allied (ot-ßdO» PP- connected by marriage, etc. t ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

radar altimetry The measurement ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

Two satellite sensors do provide information about the sea state: altimetry and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). While altimetry only provides data about the significant wave height and wave A U.S. Coast Guard vessel breaks the ice for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences (2014)

by Gerald R. North, John A. Pyle, Fuqing Zhang

Together, satellite altimetry, GRACE data, and Argo data can be used to 'close' the sea level budget over the time period when all three observation systems were active. Roughly, ocean mass (GRACE) plus steric changes (Argo) should equal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geographic Information Science (2008)

by Karen Kemp

Satellite altimetry is a geodetic measurement technique over the oceans. Timed radar signals are bounced from the sea surface back to the satellite. Knowing the position of the satellite (from groundbased SLR tracking or space-based GPS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

Radar Altimetry Tutorial. Collecte, Localisation, Satellites, France. Available online.

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