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The measurement of elevation relative to sea level.

hyp′so·met′ric (hĭp′sə-mĕt′rĭk), hyp′so·met′ri·cal adj.
hyp′so·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
hyp·som′e·trist n.
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Eleven geomorphic indices: Basin Length, Basin Area, Basin Perimeter, Basin relative Relief and Relief Ratio, Hypsometric Integral, Asymmetry Factor, Elongation Ratio, Stream Length, Stream Number and Bifurcation Ratio Index, are calculated from DEM data to determine the relative tectonic activity along the JFZ.
GPS altitude was converted to air pressure with the hypsometric equation using temperature and humidity profiles and surface pressure.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Diametric (a and b) and hypsometric (c and d) structure of tree species community sampled in border (black bars) and the interior (gray bars) sectors in an Araucaria Forest fragment in Santa Catarina plateau, southern Brazil.
Fumarolic gases condense upon cooling to produce acid solutions at temperatures below or slightly above the boiling point of pure water at a given hypsometric level (~99[degrees]C for Ebeko).
[23] Strahler, A.N., "Hypsometric Analysis of Erosional Topography", Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, 63, pp 1117-42 (1953).
Observations of geographic location, water pH, vegetation, hypsometric characteristics and territorial morphological units of the municipalities were included in this study.
In addition to the stack effect formula, the hypsometric equation (3) could be used as well.