suivi de terrain

English translation: terrain-following

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French term or phrase:suivi de terrain
English translation:terrain-following
Entered by: Bharg Shah

08:04 Jul 31, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: suivi de terrain
I asked this before and found that terrain-following was the best option. But how do I put in terrain-following in the following sentence:

Le porteur se déplace en suivi de terrain aérien à 100 m au dessus du sol, sans lissage sur la BDD.
Bharg Shah
India
Local time: 12:46
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Explanation:
"The carrier takes up an aerial terrain-following position 100 meters above the ground..." If you like, you can omit "aerial," because the rest of the sentence makes it clear. Then, if you want to sound even more aeronautical, you can say "above ground level (AGL)" instead of "above the ground." ("Lissage" in this case is probably "smoothing"; however, it would help to have a confirmed meaning for "BDD".)
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:16
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The translation sounds pretty OK. Thanks for your help. I got a further clarification from your next answer later on!
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Explanation:
"The carrier takes up an aerial terrain-following position 100 meters above the ground..." If you like, you can omit "aerial," because the rest of the sentence makes it clear. Then, if you want to sound even more aeronautical, you can say "above ground level (AGL)" instead of "above the ground." ("Lissage" in this case is probably "smoothing"; however, it would help to have a confirmed meaning for "BDD".)

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 23:16
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The translation sounds pretty OK. Thanks for your help. I got a further clarification from your next answer later on!
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