One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A device for calibrating thermometers at the boiling point of water at a known height above sea level or for estimating height above sea level by finding the temperature at which water boils.
- ‘The hypsometers (water boilers) can be seen at each lab station, and the closest one actually has a plume of steam escaping from its top.’
- ‘The height of a dominant or co-dominant tree in each plot was measured using an hypsometer and measuring tape.’
- ‘Students practice orienteering and using clinometers, dendrometers, GPS units, hypsometers, wedge prisms and other forestry tools. ^ Top’
- ‘Once calibrated, the hypsometer has a built-in temperature sensor which compensates for changes in temperature.’
- ‘This invention refers to a hypsometer having controlled heating, particularly for use in metrological radio-sondes.’
- ‘The water level is simply raised to change the hypsometer into a variable temperature water bath.’
- ‘Site down to the base of the tree and, depending on the hypsometer, record the angle d or the value AD.’
- ‘The most reliable tools for this purpose are an Abney hand level, a hypsometer, or a transit.’
- ‘The principle behind the use is the same except there is an extra computational effect in with the percent hypsometer.’
- ‘Some other equipment includes handheld GPS, differential GPS, laser hypsometers, laser rangefinders, and optical stereoscopes.’
- ‘If the tree is taller than your hypsometer will measure, stand 50 feet away.’
- ‘Teams of only one or two members may employ computerised calipers and hypsometers to collect diameters and related variables.’
- ‘I have ranked many of the hypsometers by my interpretation of 5 main factors.’
- ‘Look through the hypsometer and aim the red beam at the transponder.’
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