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HAUTEUR GEOPOTENTIELLE [1 record]

Record 1 2002-04-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Meteorology
  • Scientific Measurements and Analyses
DEF

The height of a given point relative to sea-level, obtained by dividing the geopotential by a constant.

OBS

geopotential height ... In other words, an approximation of the height based on measured temperatures, pressures, and humidity content of the supporting air column, and not necessarily an exact measured height.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Météorologie
  • Mesures et analyse (Sciences)
DEF

Hauteur d'un point de l'atmosphère exprimée en unités (mètres géopotentiels) proportionnelles au géopotentiel à cette hauteur.

OBS

La hauteur géopotentielle exprimée en mètres géopotentiels est égale à g/9.8 fois la hauteur géométrique exprimée en mètres (géométriques), g étant l'accélération locale de gravité [pesanteur].

Spanish

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