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clinometer

[klə′näm·əd·ər]
(engineering)
A hand-held surveying device for measuring vertical angles; consists of a sighting tube surmounted by a graduated vertical arc with an attached level bubble; used in meteorology to measure cloud height at night, in conjunction with a ceiling light, and in ordnance for boresighting. Also known as Abney level.
A device for measuring the amount of roll aboard ship.

Clinometer

 

a very simple geodetic instrument that is used to measure the slope angles of a terrain. A typical clinometer (see Figure 1) consists of a circular metal casing (1) and a sighting tube (2) that is fastened to the casing. The casing contains a graduated disk (3) on a spindle; attached to the disk is a weight that hangs

Figure 1. A clinometer

plumb, keeping the disk in a constant position. Other forms of clinometers are also available. The precision with which slope angles are determined by means of a clinometer does not exceed 0°.2.

clinometer

An instrument for measuring vertical angles.

clinometer

clinometer
Closed-end curved glass tube filled with a liquid similar to kerosene and enclosing a round glass ball. It may be used as a leveling device or in a turn and slip indicator to indicate the relationship between the force of gravity and centrifugal force in a turn.
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and Weiss, J.: 1987, Results of clinometric observation of Earth tides in 1984-1985 at the Ksiaz station no 0906, Publs.
Analysis of the results from repeated GPS satellite measurements, gravimetric and clinometric, pointed that changes of the western part of the S nie[]nik Massif major tectonic fault zone are probably the nature of displacement in direction S-SE.
and Weiss, J.: 2003, Results of clinometric observations of Earth tides in 1997-1999 at the Ksiaz station No.
The results of clinometric measurements (Table 2) indicate self-motion of observation pillars for points: 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 on the Polish side of the network and for points: 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 on the Czech one.