geopotential unit

geopotential unit

[¦jē·ō·pə′ten·chəl ′yü·nət]
(geophysics)
A unit of gravitational potential used in describing the earth's gravitational field; it is equal to the difference in gravitational potential of two points separated by a distance of 1 meter when the gravitational field has a strength of 10 meters per second squared and is directed along the line joining the points. Abbreviated gpu.
References in periodicals archive ?
In general terms, the Bogota Savannah, the alluvial Plain of the Low Valley of Bogota River and the Medina and Paratebueno Foothill are considered as the geopotential unit with higher carrying capacity.