angle of descent

angle of descent

[′aŋ·gəl əv di′sent]
(aerospace engineering)
The angle between the flight path of a descending vehicle and the local horizontal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

angle of descent

The angle between the flight path of a descending aircraft and the local horizon.
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It exited the clouds in a steep angle of descent with the engine producing a sound similar to high power before disappearing behind a tree line.
Typically, cracks in glaciers occur relatively close to the sea "as the warmer temperatures and angle of descent cause ice to break off and float away." But in the case of this new crack, it has appeared very close to the centre of the glacier.
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In the driving range mode, the simulator reads the length, maximum height, carry and ball speed of each shot in addition to where the club face strikes the ball and the angle of descent to the ball.
John Cox, an aviation safety consultant who flew 737s for 15 years for US Airways, said one of the first issues investigators will look at based on the nearly vertical angle of descent in the video will be whether the plane experienced an aerodynamic stall, which usually occurs when a plane slows to the point where its wings lose lift.
A pilot has to be able to see certain lights when landing to judge the angle of descent. "Many pilots undergo training and are not aware they that they are colour blind.
American seapower today is in a slow but steady downward spiral whose angle of descent will increase as the effects of cuts the Obama administration has made or proposed as well as sequestration multiply.
The angle of descent in free flight differed by about 10 degrees between the two configurations.
The later depends on the diurnal angular velocity (proportional to the inverse cosine of the Moon's declination) and upon the Moon's diurnal angle of descent to the horizon (proportional to the inverse sine thereof), where the angle of descent F is given by:
The art of getting good distance out of this lie is to have as little grass between the clubhead and the ball at impact as possible, hence the steeper angle of descent.