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ALTITUDE POINTE IVOIRE [1 record]

Record 1 2005-06-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Meteorological Forecasting, Data Measurement and Analysis
DEF

Vertical distance, from mean sea level, of the free surface of the mercury in the barometer cistern at a meteorological station.

OBS

... the ivory point ([is the] zero point) of a station's mercurial barometer ...

OBS

ivory point: A small pointer extending downward from the top of the cistern of a Fortin barometer. The level of the mercury in the cistern is adjusted so that it just comes in contact with the end of the pointer, thus setting the zero of the barometer scale.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Prévisions météorologiques et mesure et analyse des données
DEF

Distance verticale entre le niveau moyen de la mer et la surface libre du mercure de la cuvette du baromètre à une station météorologique.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Previsiones meteorológicas, medición y análisis de datos
DEF

En una estación meteorológica, distancia vertical entre el nivel medio del mar y la superficie libre del mercurio en un barómetro de cubeta.

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