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How do we use a clinometer?

How do we use a clinometer?

Look through the level clinometer until you see the scale reads “0” on both sides. Point the clinometer at the top of the tree. Record the number from the right-hand scale that corresponds with your line of sight at the top of the tree. Without moving your head, tilt the clinometer down to the base of the tree.

How do you calculate the height of an object?

The height of an object is calculated by measuring the distance from the object and the angle of elevation of the top of the object. The tangent of the angle is the object height divided by the distance from the object. Thus, the height is found.

What do you measure height with?

When your height is measured at the doctor’s office, you usually stand next to a device called a stadiometer. A stadiometer is a long ruler attached to the wall. It has a sliding horizontal headpiece that’s adjusted to rest on top of your head. It’s a quick way of accurately measuring your height.

How do you measure the height of a large tree?

Move backwards or forwards so that you can just about see the top of the tree between your legs. Measure the distance between your feet and the tree trunk. When you can see the top of the tree between your legs, the distance between your feet and the trunk is about the same height as the tree.

What is the most appropriate level of accuracy for measuring a tree?

Accuracy is best at a distance from the tree which is equal to its height and from the same level as its base. In fact even quite a marked slope makes little difference because measurement is made down to the base as well as up to the top, but an uphill shot from much below the tree is best avoided.

How do you find the height of a tree using trigonometry calculator?

The formula is: tree height = tan(β) * distance from the tree + eye height , where β is the angle between your eyes and the top of the tree. eye height = tan(α) * distance from the tree .

How do we calculate the area of a triangle?

To calculate the area of a triangle, multiply the height by the width (this is also known as the ‘base’) then divide by 2.