clinometer


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clinometer

(klī-nŏm′ĕ-tĕr) [Gr. klinein, to slope, + metron, measure]
An instrument formerly used for estimating torsional deviation of the eyes; used to measure ocular muscle paralysis.

clinometer 

Apparatus used to measure ocular torsion.
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It also features a PLGR GPS receiver, an electronic clinometer, and an eye-safe Class 1 laser rangefinder with a 20 km maximum range.
To meet assumption (3), that perpendicular distance measurements are exact, we utilized both rangefinders with built-in clinometers and GPS units to determine perpendicular distances to moose groups.
Sasada currently uses a minimum Trendelenburg position and an iPad when performing robotic-assisted hysterectomy and other pelvic surgeries, but not in all cases, as some OR beds have built-in clinometers. The advantage of the iPad technology is that it offers "ease of use in the OR by anesthesia or nursing staff, and reproducibility between OR beds," she said in an interview.
As well as being a hands-on activity for students, the methods used in these investigations have real-life relevance and are employed by architects, planners and surveyors who use the same principles to estimate the height of buildings, and/or land formations, often employing the use of a clinometer for accurate measurements.
This index which transforms the situation of valleys, slope and ridge into continuous numerical quantity, is measured easily and by means of a handheld clinometer in the nature.
Needle of clinometer is slipping its way toward tranquility.
Total height was measured with a clinometer and DBH with a diameter tape (Table 2).
Finally, they used a tape measure to walk 100 feet away from a typical tree, then peered at its crown through a device called a clinometer to estimate the height of the stand.
Percent slope was measured with a clinometer. Summaries of these data are shown in Table 1.
Distances to sighted animals were calculated from the declination angle to the sighting when abeam of the aircraft (obtained with a hand-held clinometer) and the aircraft's altitude.
CUTLINE: Quabbin Regional High School senior Dillon O'Neil sights a tree through a clinometer to determine its height at the Stewardship Forestry station during the 20th annual Massachusetts Envirothon at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner yesterday.