barometric hypsometry

barometric hypsometry

[bar·ə′met·rik hip′säm·ə·trē]
(engineering)
The determination of elevations by means of either mercurial or aneroid barometers.
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Civil Engineering undertook practical surveying, river and harbor improvements, and barometric hypsometry, defined as the science of measuring heights with reference to sea level.