altitude difference

altitude difference

[′al·tə‚tüd ′dif·rəns]
(engineering)
The difference between computed and observed altitudes, or between precomputed and sextant altitudes. Also known as altitude intercept; intercept.

altitude difference

The difference between computed and observed altitudes, or between precomputed and sextant altitude. Also called altitude intercept.
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And by subtraction of the achieved number from the measurement point's elevations, the altitude difference, which is useful in average wind shelter slope's calculation, is obtained (equation 3).
The company is likely to complete construction of the facility in August, and it will have 73 corners and is expected to offer an average altitude difference of 300m.
The new power plant, which is a continuation of Gibe I uses water from Gibe I to the Omo river to exploit the large altitude difference between the two Gibes.
Dilts (2010), on the basis of analysis of the altitude difference of a cell of the numerical model and average altitudes neighboring cells (A.
Perhaps though, Murren is best known for the madcap all-comers welcome Inferno race which is held every January and takes participants from the Schilthorn mountain on a route some 16km long to the valley, an altitude difference of around 6,500ft.
The ASDF plane descended and the small aircraft -- yet to be identified -- crossed just above it with an altitude difference of 30-60 meters, according to the report.
The FAA is reducing the vertical separation minimum, the altitude difference separating aircraft, from 2,000 feet to 1,000 feet in the altitudes between 29,000 feet and 41,000 feet.
But punts actually are kicked at about 18 inches, so it's not as much altitude difference as you may have thought.
Thus, contrasting aspect causes similar soils to be `displaced' by an altitude difference of about 300 m.
The report by the Japanese commission also said the two JAL planes avoided a midair collision by 105 to 165 meters in lateral distance and 20 to 60 meters in altitude difference.
At the closest point, the altitude difference was 10 meters; lateral distance none,'' the report said.