Geographic latitude


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of a place), the angle included between a line perpendicular or normal to the level surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's figure and a true sphere.

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where m is mass of an atom/molecule, [V.sub.T] is thermodynamic speed of an atom/molecule, [V.sub.E] is the orbital speed of the Earth's surface on the equator, [alpha] is the geographic latitude.
The main parameters of sun position are shown in Figure 2, which are sun declination angle [delta], hour angle [omega], elevation angle [theta], geographic latitude [phi, and longitude [epsilon].
Malariologists have long recognized that the incubation period for malaria varies by strain and geographic latitude (10).
This makes the angle of the gnomon equal to the geographic latitude of your position.
where [bar.[D.sub.i,f]] and [bar.[D.sub.i,b]] are the average dates of freeze and break-up of ice (in days starting from 1 January); [bar.H] is the average depth of the lake (m); S is the area of the lake ([km.sup.2]); [phi] is the geographic latitude (deg) and Z is the elevation above sea level (m).
Indeed, the historic and geographic latitude that brought them together from the extreme end of Morocco to the last point in the Libyan Al-Salloum region has never acknowledged the barriers of borders.
Smolt-to-adult survival patterns of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka): Effects of smolt length and geographic latitude when entering the sea.
* minimal direct sun exposure from geographic latitude or reduced outdoor activity.
(2) But there are many limiting factors to internal vitamin D synthesis that include age, skin color, geographic latitude, seasonal variation in sunlight availability, and the widespread (but necessary) use of sunscreen, which all make it difficult for your body to produce the vitamin D it needs for optimal health through sun exposure alone.
In our geographic latitude, 17 percent of the population suffers from clinical-level SAD, and 8 percent have sub-clinical or lower-level SAD, she says.
For 0.5-10 ka, we calculate geomagnetic latitude from geographic latitude and the palaeopole positions of Ohno & Hamano (1992) by subtracting the palaeocolatitude from 90[degrees] (Eq.

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