Meaning of geopotential


Pronunciation: ( jē"ō-pu-ten'shul), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. the difference between the potential energy of a mass at a given altitude and the potential energy of an identical mass at sea level, equivalent to the energy required to move the mass from sea level to the given altitude.
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