(Meteorology). The work that must be done at a given altitude in raising a unit mass from sea level to that altitude against the earths gravitational field.

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  • Geopotential — is the potential of the Earth s gravity field. For convenience it is often defined as minus the potential energy per unit mass, so that the gravity vector is obtained as the gradient of this potential, without the minus.For geophysical… …   Wikipedia

  • geopotenţial — GEOPOTENŢIÁL s.n. Potenţialul forţei de atracţie a masei Pământului; potenţial terestru. [pr.: ge o ] – Din engl. geopotential. Trimis de gall, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  GEOPOTENŢIÁL, Ă I adj. cotă geopotenţială a unui punct = număr… …   Dicționar Român

  • Geopotential — Potential (rote Kurve) im Erdgravitationsfeld Als Geopotential W bezeichnet man in der Geophysik das Schwerepotential der Erde. Es setzt sich aus dem Gravitationspotential V und dem Zentrifugalpotential Φ zusammen. Jede Bewegung eines… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Geopotential — Žemės potencialas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Earth potential; geopotential vok. Erdpotential, n; Geopotential, n rus. геопотенциал, m; потенциал Земли, m pranc. géopotentiel, m; potentiel de la Terre, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • geopotential — /jee oh peuh ten sheuhl/, n. Physics. the difference between the potential energy of a mass at a given altitude and the potential energy of an identical mass at sea level, equivalent to the energy required to move the mass from sea level to the… …   Universalium

  • geopotential — geo·potential …   English syllables

  • geopotential — “+ noun Etymology: ge + potential : the work that must be done at a given altitude in raising a unit mass from sea level to that altitude against the earth s gravitational field * * * /jee oh peuh ten sheuhl/, n. Physics. the difference between… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geopotential height — is a vertical coordinate referenced to Earth s mean sea level an adjustment to geometric height (elevation above mean sea level) using the variation of gravity with latitude and elevation. Thus it can be considered a gravity adjusted height. One… …   Wikipedia

  • Geopotential function — is a function that at each point is equal to a constant minus the energy that would be acquired by a unit mass in falling from rest at infinity to the point in question. The gradient of the geopotential function, which can be obtained by vector… …   Wikipedia

  • geopotential of the tropopause — The point in the standard atmosphere where the temperature stops dropping and becomes constant. This is the dividing line between the troposphere and the stratosphere. It is called the tropopause. Geopotential is the potential energy of a unit… …   Aviation dictionary

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