Meridional distance


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the distance or departure from the meridian; the easting or westing.

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A fragment from De Veer's account (De Veer, 1598: log entry for 24 January 1597) shows that Barents and De Veer applied classical trigonometry to calculate meridional distances.
3 km, and applied classical trigonometry to calculate meridional distances, assuming 5400 German miles (34020 km) for the circumference of the earth.