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  • n. Any of several instruments used to measure the gradient of a physical property (such as magnetic field)


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  • In addition, the satellite is also the first to feature a gravity gradiometer, which is based on the principle of differential acceleration measurement.

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  • Goce will carry a special device known as a gradiometer to measure these anomalies.

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  • “That’s called a gradiometer,” Swanburg said, pointing to where Reedy was making adjustments to the machine on his chest.


  • To help focus the search, O'Connor and Adams sought out Tomasz Herbich, a Polish archaeologist who specializes in finding buried ruins with a device called a fluxgate gradiometer, a type of magnetometer.

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  • A gradiometer measures magnetic intensity, not depth.


  • Each of the coils were rolled 80,000 turns accurately, and were connected in series in opposite direction, actuating as a gradiometer.

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  • Tom and Colin also methodically walked over the tell with an instrument called a fluxgate magnetic gradiometer, which picks up small differences in the surface magnetic field due to differences in the iron content and density of underlying structures.

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  • A solution being considered is for the missile to carry a device known as a gravity gradiometer, which would measure such anomalies during the flight, and pass the information to the guidance system.

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  • BHP Billiton has earned a 50% interest in the joint venture, which includes the Ulaan Khud North property, by spending $8 million in exploration costs and conducting an airborne survey using BHP Billiton's proprietary Falcon™ gravity gradiometer system over the Oyu Tolgoi area.

  • The spacecraft carries three pairs of precision-built platinum blocks inside its gradiometer instrument that sense accelerations which are as small as 1 part in 10,000,000,000,000 of the gravity experienced on Earth.

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