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meridian

One of the imaginary lines running north and south and used by surveyors for reference in locating and describing land. Each area has a principal meridian as the reference for all other lines.Because of the curvature of the earth,though,meridian lines cannot remain an equal distance apart, because they converge as they approach the North Pole.As a result,correcting lines, called guide lines,are run at 24-mile intervals.The correcting lines break and then re-form at each base line.See also public land survey system.
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Figure 7C and D showed ID WAXS profiles along the meridional direction and the equatorial direction at different strains.
Then derivatives of these quadratic polynomials are made to get, andwhich are substituted for equations (1) and (2) to calculate the prime vertical and meridional components of DOV on crossover point.
From 1998 growth of meridional North circulation and fall of meridional South circulation started.
1) Este seminario y el presente numero de Meridional se inscriben dentro del desarrollo de los proyectos Red Interdisciplinaria sobre Memoria Social-MINCYT Res.
En la Campanha Meridional este tipo de explotaciones familiares presenta grandes dificultades de reproducibilidad en el tiempo, dado el contexto adverso en el que se desarrollan.
This August, though, Stanford University scientists announced that they, too, had found that the meridional flow was happening at a relatively shallow depth.
Geograficamente, Asia meridional, especialmente la India, es la zona actual con mas jesuitas en el mundo: 4.
Estas caracteristicas se muestran en la Figuras 2 en donde se presentan las distribuciones de la temperatura superficial del mar, TSM, en las bahias mostrando la tendencia de acumular aguas de mayores temperaturas a lo largo de la costa meridional, una caracteristica poco comun en las costas del Peru en donde la tendencia es la presencia de aguas frias a lo largo del litoral por la dinamica resurgente de media escala en las costas.
Among specific topics are an immersed boundary method for simulating compressible viscous flow in complex geometries, the numerical study of battle damaged two-dimensional wings, the meridional flow of grounded abyssal currents on a sloping bottom in spherical geometry, acoustic frequency for bubble size correlation using acoustic emissions, and using heart blood flow analysis in clinical practice.
In the spherical shells, because of dual central symmetry, both the values of circumferential and meridional strains and those of stresses are equal.
The new current, the North Icelandic Jet, feeds the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a giant pattern known as the "great ocean conveyor belt," or by the disconcerting acronym AMOC, Reuters reported.
Vesturport showed its Metamorphosis, a gymnastic riff on Kafka (which, like the company's Woyzeck, has toured to the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and an anarchic, circus-y Faust; Meridional contemplated the toll of political transformation in a visually sumptuous pageant named 1974, for the year of the military coup that ushered in Portuguese democracy.