Definitions

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the science of measuring altitude

Etymologies

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alti(tude) +‎ -metry

Examples

  • Space Co. satellite will use a technique called altimetry that employs radar to gauge the elevation of floating ice and grounded ice caps.

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  • There exists an altimetry survey which establish very clear where and how much it is good to built high buildings in Bucharest.

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  • 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.

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  • They are both satellites orbiting planet Earth carrying altimetry instruments.

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  • 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 [8].

    Sea-level rise and coastal stability in the Arctic

  • Together with closest approach altimetry acquired in December 2008, these observations provide a unique opportunity to study Ontario.

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  • 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.

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  • The green line shows global mean sea level observed from satellite altimetry.

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  • 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.

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  • Data for the image comes from satellite altimetry and ship depth soundings, and U.S.

    Physiography of the ocean basins

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