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Clinometers, height meters and hypsometers

We offer a wide range of mechanical and electronic types of clinometers, height meters and/or hypsometers.

 

Mechanical types

  • Suunto PM-5/1520PC Clinometer/ Heightmeter: Scales 1:20 (0± 50m), 1:15 (0 ± 35m), 0 ± 150%. Conversion table: height in meters (1:20) to degrees. Does not have built-in range-finder.
  • Suunto PM-5/1520D Clinometer/ Heightmeter:Scales 1:20 (0± 50m), 1:15 (0 ± 35m), 0 ± 90o. Conversion table: cosines 0 – 45o. Does not have built-in range-finder.
  • Suunto PM-5 (other):All other less popular clinometer and heightmeter models are listed here.
  • Click here for Suunto PM-5 Clinometer/ Heightmeter User Manual.
  • Click here for tabulated features of the different Suunto Clinometer and Heightmeter models.

 

  • Silva CM-360%LA Clinometer/ Heightmeter: Lensatic sighting system. Inclination in degrees and percent. Conversion: inclination to height in meters. Does not have built-in range-finder.
  • Silva CM-360%PGAT/DP Clinometer/ Heightmeter: Prismatic sighting system. Inclination in degrees and percent. Conversion: inclination to height in meters. Has built-in range-finder and foldable distance lath (10, 15, 20 and 25 m options).
  • Click here for Silva ClinoMaster User Manual.


What is
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Clinometer?

A clinometer, known in many fields as an inclinometer, is a tool commonly used by foresters and/or surveyors to measure slope, vertical angles, and in combination with distance measurements, elevation change or tree heights. The clinometer makes use of basic trigonometry to determine the heights of the objects (References: TheFreeDictionary; Wikipedia).


Hypsometer?

A hypsometer is an instrument for measuring height or altitude. Several physical principles may be used. The earliest types (pressure hypsometers) employed the principle that the boiling point of a liquid is lowered by diminishing the barometric pressure, and that the barometric pressure varies with the height of the point of observation. Modern hypsometers use the combination of a (sonic or laser) rangefinder and a clinometer to measure distances to the top and bottom of objects, and the angle between the lines from the observer to each to calculate height (References: TheFreeDictionary; Wikipedia).


Digital

(electronic) types

  • Haglöf Electronic Clinometer (HEC) : Does not have a built-in range-finder. Heights read off at predefined distances. Click here for HEC Users Manual.
  • Haglöf Electronic Clinometer/ Heightmeter/ Relascope (HEC-R) : Does not have a built-in range-finder. Heights read off at predefined distances. Use the built-in basal area functions to count number of stems in your HEC-R, using one out of four relascopic factors (0.5, 1, 2 or 4 m2 ha-1). Click here for HEC-R Users Manual.
  • Haglöf Vertex IV Hypsometer : Has built-in ultrasound range-finder which operates in tandem with a transponder. Calculates angles, and heights at distances of up to 35 m from tree or object. Has built-in basal area function. Click here for Vertex IV User manual.
  • Haglöf Vertex Laser VL402 and L402: The VL402 has both laser and ultrasound range-finding options, whilst the L402 has laser option only. Both instruments can determine distances up to 400 m (about 900 m with a reflective target), angle and height. Have built-in basal area functions.
  • Click here for Vertex VL402 User manual.
  • Click here for Vertex L402 User manual.