from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as hypsometric: as, hypsometrical maps, which exhibit the heights of mountains, etc.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to hypsometry.


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  • In a word, Humboldt says the climatic distribution of heat depends on the relative distribution of land and sea, and on the "hypsometrical configuration of the continents"; and he urges that "great meteorological phenomena cannot be comprehended when considered independently of geognostic relations" -- a truth which, like most other general principles, seems simple enough once it is pointed out.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume III: Modern development of the physical sciences

  • The water of the hypsometrical apparatus boiled at 185° Fahr. fifty feet above the level of the lake, the temperature of the air being 76° and the hour 10 A.M. We had a high snowy chain to the South of us, extending from 70° to 33°

    In the Forbidden Land

  • I took altitude observations with the hypsometrical apparatus, water boiling at that spot at 210° 3½, the temperature of the air being 78° F.

    Across Unknown South America

  • Four excellent aneroids -- which had been specially constructed for me -- and a well-made hypsometrical apparatus with six boiling-point thermometers, duly tested at the Kew Observatory, were carried in order to determine accurately the altitudes observed.

    Across Unknown South America

  • On May 22nd I took observations with the hypsometrical apparatus in order to obtain the correct elevation, and also as a check to the several aneroids I was using for differential altitudes.

    Across Unknown South America

  • (Fahr.) the water in hypsometrical apparatus boiled at 183° 3½ 'at 8.30 in the evening.

    In the Forbidden Land

  • As I never carry any when travelling, I could not offer them any recognised drink, but not wishing to disappoint them, I produced a bottle of methylated spirits (which I used for my hypsometrical apparatus).

    In the Forbidden Land

  • He and his people were amazed when I told them that their village stood at an elevation of 4,620 ft. above sea level, and explained to them how I had measured the height by means of aneroids and the hypsometrical apparatus.

    Across Coveted Lands or a Journey from Flushing (Holland) to Calcutta Overland

  • The sextant was looked upon with great suspicion, and even more so the hypsometrical apparatus, with its thermometers in brass tubes, which they took to be some sort of firearm, Then came a lot of undeveloped photographic plates, box after box of which they opened in broad daylight, destroying in a few moments all the valuable negatives that I had taken since leaving Mansarowar.

    In the Forbidden Land

  • The exact elevation of La Paz by hypsometrical apparatus was 12,129 ft.

    Across Unknown South America


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