great circle route


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great circle route

The route which follows the shortest arc of a great circle between two points.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Translations
isoympyräreitti
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Describing a "great circle route" arcing across North America and including a transoceanic flight to South America, the study confirms an epic migration journey that scientists had long suspected but not yet proved.
Most Minnesotans aren't aware of Duluth's other big geographic advantage: its position on the Great Circle Route flight path between northern Europe and the western United States' biggest population centers.
By Article 7(4) Regulation 261 the above distances are to be measured by "the great circle route" being the shortest arc connecting two points on the surface of a sphere, but what is the position if connecting stopovers are involved in the passenger's overall journey and there is more than one flight in that journey?
The Port of Adak is strategically located at the intersection of the North Pacific Great Circle Route and the Northwest Passage, Transpolar Route, and Northern Sea Route and can be used as a transshipping hub.
The Great Circle route between Durango and Aspen is only 131 nm, but the surface route likely is substantially longer, possibly making this a five-or-six-hour drive.