noun Date: circa 1931 an instrument for measuring the transmission of light through a fluid (as the atmosphere)

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  • Transmissometer — an einer Start und Landebahn Ein Transmissometer ist ein optisches Messgerät zur Bestimmung einer Staub oder Gaskonzentration. Messprinzip Dabei wird ein Messvolumen von einem Lichtstrahl durchleuchtet. Die Dämpfung des Lichtes ist ein Maß für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Transmissometer — A transmissometer is an instrument for measuring the extinction coefficient of the atmosphere, and for the determination of visual range. It operates by sending a narrow, collimated beam of energy (usually a laser) through the propagation medium …   Wikipedia

  • transmissometer — An apparatus used to determine visibility by measuring the transmission of light through the atmosphere. It is the measurement source for determining runway visual range (RVR) and runway visibility value (RVV). A RVR system consists of a… …   Aviation dictionary

  • transmissometer — /trans meuh som i teuhr, tranz /, n. Meteorol. an instrument for measuring visibility or the transmission of light in the atmosphere. Also called hazemeter, transmittance meter. [1930 35; TRANSMISS(ION) + O + METER] * * * …   Universalium

  • transmissometer — noun An optical instrument used to measure the transmission of light through a material See Also: transmissometric, transmissometry …   Wiktionary

  • Transmissometer — Trans|mis|so|me|ter das; s, <zu 1↑...meter> Gerät zur Messung der Transmission der Atmosphäre, das vor allem zur Ermittlung der Sichtweite auf Flughäfen eingesetzt wird …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • transmissometer — instrument for measuring transmission of light through a fluid Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • transmissometer — trans·mis·som·e·ter …   English syllables

  • transmissometer — ˈsäməd.ə(r) noun Etymology: transmission + o + meter : a photometer or other instrument used for measuring transmission; specifically : an instrument that measures the visibility or the capability of the air to transmit light …   Useful english dictionary

  • runway visual range — The maximum distance in the direction of takeoff or landing at which the runway, or specified lights or markers delineating it, can be seen from a position above a specified point on its centerline at a height corresponding to the average eye… …   Aviation dictionary

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