from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The art of ascertaining altitudes by means of an altimeter, and by trigonometrical methods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The art of measuring altitudes, or heights.
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- noun the science of measuring
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Space Co. satellite will use a technique called altimetry that employs radar to gauge the elevation of floating ice and grounded ice caps.
There exists an altimetry survey which establish very clear where and how much it is good to built high buildings in Bucharest.
The adventure really started with the Topex-Poseidon satellite (you see it mentioned in the first illustration here between the two Jasons ') As I said, it is imperative for long time series that we have satellite altimetry instruments continuously measuring the sea surface heights.
They are both satellites orbiting planet Earth carrying altimetry instruments.
Recent laser altimetry work by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) shows that increased precipitation over Greenland does not presently balance the increased melting at lower elevations .
Together with closest approach altimetry acquired in December 2008, these observations provide a unique opportunity to study Ontario.
Moreover, all recent measurements satellite altimetry,thermosteric sea level data and tide observations so far have not been able to verify any sea level rise around Tuvalu islands.
The green line shows global mean sea level observed from satellite altimetry.
This decade-long satellite altimetry data set shows that since 1993, sea level has been rising at a rate of around 3 mm yr – 1, significantly higher than the average during the previous half century.
Data for the image comes from satellite altimetry and ship depth soundings, and U.S.