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OROGRAPHYMainly used term for drawings of mountain ridge maps or route sketches.
 
OROLOGICAL DOMAINThe area of a mountain's catchment basin, the "mirror" of a river's catchment basin -- mainly identical with the term Elevation Unit.
 
OROLOGYScience of mountain comparisons, mainly used for the logical separations of elevation units.
 
OROMETRICAL DOMINANCE (D)The percentuage of independence of a given Elevation Unit. (not to confuse with isolation measure! Info)
 
OROMETRICAL PROMINENCE (P)The height above the saddle that connects a mountain to a higher one on the highest ridge connection. More details and other used terms in the text at the page PROMINENCE! The term Topographic Prominence is not useful, because it is also used for several other subjects!
 
OROMETRYEarlier used term for calculations of average heights of ranges (1890: The orometry of the High Tatras). Recently mainly used term for mountain measurements such as prominence, dominance or impressiveness.
 


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