Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries: Showing Oceans, Continents and Tectonic Plates in Their Entirety

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American Philosophical Society, 1991 - Science - 92 pages

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Page 62 - A line on a map or chart of the earth's surface connecting points having the same temperature at a given time or the same mean temperature for a given period.
Page 62 - Any other circle formed on the surface of a sphere by the intersection of a plane not passing through the center of the sphere is termed a small circle.
Page 61 - ... a map projection of the surface of the earth, so centered at any given point that a straight line radiating from the center to any other point represents the shortest distance, that is, an arc of a great circle.
Page 61 - ... horizontal direction expressed as the angular distance between the direction of a fixed point (as the observer's heading) and the direction of the object...
Page 63 - ... assessment and earthquake prediction . The program is a principal part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (created by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977), and includes the major efforts of the Federal Government in...
Page 61 - A conformai projection where the boundary of the world map is a curve traced by a point on a circle that rolls on the outside of a fixed circle.
Page 50 - This Dynamic Planet, World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics," Smithsonian Institution /US Geological Survey, 1989.
Page 62 - A line on a map along which there is a constant value showing the occurrence or frequency of a phenomenon as a function of two variables.

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