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Hypsometrical meaning

Hypsometrical - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. Of or pertaining to hypsometry.

Hypsometrical - examples of usage

  1. The hypsometrical apparatus, a device used for measuring heights by means of boiling- point thermometers, which had been specially constructed for work at great elevations. - "An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet", A. Henry Savage Landor.
  2. The rapid extension of railroads, which now everywhere keep pace with, and sometimes even precede, the occupation of new soil for agricultural purposes, furnishes great facilities for enlarging our knowledge of the topography of the territory they traverse, because their cuttings reveal the composition and general structure of surface, and the inclination and elevation of their lines constitute known hypsometrical sections, which give numerous points of departure for the measurement of higher and lower stations, and of course for determining the relief and depression of surface, the slope of the beds of watercourses, and many other not less important questions. - "The Earth as Modified by Human Action", George P. Marsh.
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