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altimetry Syllabification: al·tim·e·try
Pronunciation: /alˈtimətrē/

Definition of altimetry in English:


The measurement of height or altitude.
Example sentences
  • The global measurements to be provided by the imminent GRACE mission and by continuing efforts in satellite altimetry are expected to provide a definitive solution to this important climatological and geophysical puzzle.
  • He has authored more than 30 journal articles on such topics as airborne laser altimetry, crustal deformation monitoring, and high-precision GPS reference networks.
  • Laser altimetry gives much more precise measurements than radar, with a horizontal resolution of around 100 m.


Pronunciation: /altəˈmetrik/
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to be certain of the topography across areas seen in the SAR images, because Cassini cannot acquire SAR images and altimetric measurements simultaneously.
  • Therefore we are confident that a blend of both tide gage and altimetric data offers the best solution.
  • A correlation technique was developed for estimating subsurface temperature from altimetric data.


Late Middle English: from medieval Latin altimetria.

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