hypsometer


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hyp·som·e·ter

 (hĭp-sŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument using the atmospheric pressure as measured by the change in the boiling point of water to determine land elevations.

hypsometer

(hɪpˈsɒmɪtə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an instrument for measuring altitudes by determining the boiling point of water at a given altitude
2. (Surveying) any instrument used to calculate the heights of trees by triangulation

hypsometer

an instrument for measuring altitude by the relationship between atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of a liquid.
See also: Heights, Instruments
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Noun1.hypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevationhypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation
altimeter - an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
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A hypsometer to measure the height of the lunar mountains, a sextant to take the height of the sun, glasses which would be useful as they neared the moon, all these instruments were carefully looked over, and pronounced good in spite of the violent shock.
Tenders are invited for Purchase Of One Unit Of Laser Range Finder With Hypsometer For Forestry Applications
If a marten was found in a cavity, branch, or nest, the structure's height was measured using a hypsometer (Forestry Pro laser rangefinder/hypsometer, Forestry Suppliers, Jackson, Mississippi, U.
The structure of vegetation was quantified by measuring: i) the height of mean tree stratum (H) and ii) shrub layer (h); (H) and (h) were measured directly with a hypsometer, iii) the diameter of the largest timber (dmax) d at breast height (1.
Prior to 2010, height measurements were undertaken with a Bushnell Yardage pro rangefinder combined with a Suunto clinometer and, from 2010 onwards, a Nikon Forestry 550 rangefinder with in-built hypsometer.
In the undisturbed system, the volume was estimated on foot using a hypsometer.
Inventory of the environmental variables-The declivity was assessed with a Blume-Leiss hypsometer and the data used to construct maps with level curves equidistant 1m.