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hyp·som·e·ter

 (hĭp-sŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument using the atmospheric pressure as measured by the change in the boiling point of water to determine land elevations.
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hypsometer

(hɪpˈsɒmɪtə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an instrument for measuring altitudes by determining the boiling point of water at a given altitude
2. (Surveying) any instrument used to calculate the heights of trees by triangulation
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hypsometer

an instrument for measuring altitude by the relationship between atmospheric pressure and the boiling point of a liquid.
See also: Heights, Instruments
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Noun1.hypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevationhypsometer - an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation
altimeter - an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation
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A hypsometer to measure the height of the lunar mountains, a sextant to take the height of the sun, glasses which would be useful as they neared the moon, all these instruments were carefully looked over, and pronounced good in spite of the violent shock.
For injuries in the stem located above 2 meters, length and width were measured with a Trimble LaserAce 1000 hypsometer (Trimble Navigation Limited, Sunnyvale, California).
In the succeeding years, tree height was measured by a hypsometer (Vertex 3, Haglof Sweden AB, Langsele, Vasternorrland, Sverige).
The total tree heights (to the top of the crown) were measured using Hypsometer. The tree heights were classified into different classes based on their height.
Ellis Hayes, Sulphur Rock, Ark., believes Item B from June 2017 to be a hypsometer, "probably from a high school physics lab." A hypsometer is defined as an instrument used to measure height or elevation, using principles of trigonometry and atmospheric pressure.
Height measurement used was haga hypsometer.Dominant height samples were taken by calculating the average of each compartment and age.
If a marten was found in a cavity, branch, or nest, the structure's height was measured using a hypsometer (Forestry Pro laser rangefinder/hypsometer, Forestry Suppliers, Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.A.).
Tree height and basal diameter were measured by Haglof-Vertex hypsometer and electronic caliper, respectively.