# 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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The altitude difference between the two places is about 1,000 meters.
By comparing the tick rate of the portable atomic clock on a mountain with a similar clock in a lab in Torino, Italy, the researchers were able to show that the altitude difference between the two locations was roughly 1,000 meters, or 3,280 feet.
But the Flexenbahn has allowed for the creation of the newly-crafted Run Of Fame, which is a more manageable 65km of downhill runs with an altitude difference of 18,000m, from St Anton to Warth and back.
Note that this may be slightly different than what it was at altitude, or that establishing the same power setting may result in slightly more indicated airspeed, depending on the airplane and the altitude difference.
Since each inch of mercury represents an altitude difference of 1000 feet, your actual altitude is 0.
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).
Relief fragmentation depth represents the altitude difference between the lowest (river banks) and highest levels (peaks) within an area.
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.

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