GEO lab 1

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  1. Great circle
    • any circle of Earth's circumference whose center coincides with the center of Earth. 
    • Shortest distance between two points on Earth
  2. Small circles
    circles whose centers do not coincide with Earth's center
  3. Latitude
    arc distance north or south of the equator
  4. parallel
    line connecting all points at the same latitudinal angle
  5. longitude
    distance east or west of a point on the Earth's surface measured from the center of the Earth
  6. Meridian
    A line connecting all points of the same longitude
  7. Prime Meridian
    00'00" longitude runs through Greenwich, England
  8. controlling meridian
    multiples of 15 degrees
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GEO lab 1
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