Units of Measure
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Odometers

Can an odometer be used to determine the altitude of mountains?

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August 19, 2008 9:49AM

An odometer is for distance travelled, not height. You need

something sensitive to changes in atmospheric pressure, a

barometer, for measuring altitude. Altimeters as fitted to aircraft

are in effect barometers.


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