elevation-angle error

elevation-angle error

[‚el·ə′vā·shən ‚aŋ·gəl ‚er·ər]
(electromagnetism)
In radar, the error in the measurement of the elevation angle of a target resulting from the vertical bending or refraction of radio energy in traveling through the atmosphere. Also known as elevation error.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.