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energy of a unit mass relative to sea level, numerically equal to the work
that would be done in lifting the unit mass from sea level to the height at
which the mass is located; commonly expressed in terms of dynamic
height or geopotential
height. Compare gravitational
The geopotential Φ at height Z is given mathematically by the
expression, Missing Image:img src="SP7-g_files/geopot.gif"
where g is the acceleration of gravity. [[/a>|/a>
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use