Geopotential height

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  • Geopotential Height
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  • The height of a given point in the atmosphere in units proportional to the potential energy of unit mass (geopotential) at this height, relative to sea level. 
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Abstract from DBPedia
    Geopotential height or geopotential altitude is a vertical coordinate referenced to Earth's mean sea level, an adjustment to geometric height (altitude above mean sea level) that accounts for the variation of gravity with latitude and altitude. Thus, it can be considered a "gravity-adjusted height".

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Geopotential_height)

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