Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating or pertaining to height; in natural history, having reference to elevation above the sea-level: as, an altitudinal zone of vegetation. See zone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to height.

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  • adjective Of or in relation to altitude

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  • adjective pertaining to altitude

Etymologies

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altitude +‎ -inal

Examples

  • A second kind of altitudinal corridor would be for planes to fly above other traffic but use, as a main means of avoiding collision, a technique called "see and avoid," which requires pilots to basically look out their windows to detect other aircraft.

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  • The Caribbean slope is a major migration route; neotropical and altitudinal migrants comprise about 30% of the avifauna, particularly against the foothills.

    Isthmian-Pacific moist forests

  • As a result of the altitudinal variation, the ecoregion consists of various microclimates that create a mosaic of vegetation in the mountainous area.

    Lara-Falcón dry forests

  • The altitudinal gradient, from the upper peaks of the Paramillo, at 3.960 meters (m) above sea level (masl.) to the low alluvial valley at 200 masl. and to the mangroves at sea level, makes it possible for the region to have several types of ecosystems and forests in within a relatively small area.

    Sinú Valley dry forests

  • To seasonal changes are added two climatic gradients: altitudinal and along its length, also rain-shadowing, marked diurnal variations in temperature and a persistent daily belt of cloud above ~950 m.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • For example, my students (both grad and undergrad) and I have recently undertaken a new project in a Puerto Rican rain forest using professional free climbing equipment and a LiCor CO2 meter to measure photosynthesis and respiration of the forest at 100 meter altitudinal levels from the bottom to the top of the Luquillo Mountains.

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  • For example, they do not allow for altitudinal movement of species.

    Talamancan montane forests

  • Crop damage by the macaque is widespread; patterns of crop damage are similar across altitudinal zones and do not seem to be correlated with macaque density.

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  • Like most protected areas in Mesoamerica, the montane parks of the Talamancan forests lack full edological connectivity and regulatory oversight, and do not represent the gamut of ecosystems needed to support altitudinal migrants.

    Talamancan montane forests

  • The altitudinal range of this natural region has a lower limit below the level of the Andean forest and an upper limit below the permanent snow cap.

    Santa Marta páramo

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