Degree of latitude

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Degree of latitude (Geog) on the earth, the distance on a meridian between two parallels of latitude whose latitudes differ from each other by one degree. This distance is not the same on different parts of a meridian, on account of the flattened figure of the earth, being 68.702 statute miles at the equator, and 69.396 at the poles.
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Usage

In literature:

They were then in 57 degrees 37 minutes latitude by 22 degrees 58 minutes longitude, at two hundred miles from the point of Greenland.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
The last two days up to meridian, we have run ten degrees of longitude and two of latitude.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
It was the month of August, near its end, when they reached the Great Slave Lake, in the latitude of 62 degrees.
"The Young Voyageurs" by Mayne Reid
It grows in most parts of Mexico and South America, extending as far north as the latitude of 30 degrees, and even farther.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Their formation is granite, the prevailing rock north of latitude 49 degrees.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
The Trumpeters breed as far south as latitude 61 degrees, but most of them retire within the frigid zone.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
They present a latitude so extensive, that it is convenient and allowable to lay down three different degrees or states of trance-sleep.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
The invading missile traveled one degree of latitude in fourteen seconds.
"Pushbutton War" by Joseph P. Martino
We had advanced about seven degrees of latitude towards the south, and Nature was clothed in her brightest green.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
It is at the east end of the island of Cuba, in latitude 20 degrees north, longitude 75 degrees west.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
The whole tract covers ten degrees of latitude and eleven of longitude.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
It is seldom found southward of latitude 41 degrees.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
In latitude 25 degrees south he observed a group of small islands belonging to the Dangerous archipelago.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Not receiving any satisfactory information, they sailed north till they reached the forty-sixth degree of latitude.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
It spreads out between the nineteenth and thirty-fourth degrees of north latitude.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton
The rotation of the red patch, at 25 degrees of the southern latitude, is effected in 9 hours, 55 minutes, 40 seconds.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
On the 17th February we found ourselves under eighteen degrees of South latitude, and a hundred and five degrees longitude.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
He also speaks of the Galapagos Island, situated two degrees of northern latitude.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Its longitude was in the 6th degree and 54th minute of Taurus; and its latitude 53 deg.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
Between what degrees of latitude does it lie?
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

Each degree of Latitude
Strung about Creation
Seeth one or more of us
(Of one muster each of us),
Diligent in that he does,
Keen in his vocation.
"A School Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

We are headed southwest at about 220 degrees, hoping to make it into latitude 3 and 4 south where the consensus seems to be that we will find winds that blow consistently in the same direction for thousands of miles.
Degree Confluence Project There is a confluence — an intersection of a latitude and a longitude line — within 49 miles of where you are right now.
Latitudes and longitudes may be entered in any of three different formats, decimal degrees (DD.DD), degrees and decimal minutes (DD:MM.MM) or degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds (DD:MM:SS.SS).
At the outset of the orbital phase of the mission, the plane of the spacecraft's orbit is inclined 82.5 degrees to Mercury's equator, and the lowest point in the orbit is reached at a latitude of 60 degrees North, the space agency reported.
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In science:

The main body of Sgr lies behind the Bulge, at a Galactic latitude of minus 15–20 degrees.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
These brighter sources were selected from a one degree radius area of DR2 sky at high Galactic latitude, and have YJHK magnitude uncertainties less than 0.03 magnitudes and a Sloan counterpart.
Fifteen new T dwarfs discovered in the UKIDSS Large Area Survey
Extrapolating this another magnitude deeper (i.e. to r ′ = 20), we would still only expect some 40 objects per square degree, which is completely negligible compared to (i.e. 0.02% of) the 200000 stars per square degree in low latitude fields.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Observations of the reflected emission from the Homunculus by Smith et al. (2003) revealed a higher degree of absorption at high latitudes, implying a higher rate of mass-loss from the primary star near the poles.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
Our results on the density distribution of the magnetic flux concentrations at the polar regions suggests that the mechanisms responsible for the flux transport increasingly lose strength within the last 20 degree latitude before reaching the solar poles.
On the Latitude Distribution of the Polar Magnetic Flux as Observed by SOLIS-VSM
If the noise level of data from our site is high, it might be better to use data from low noise sites considering the degrees of signal compensation depending on the latitude and longitude of the sites.
Testing gravitational physics with superconducting gravimeters
Nevertheless, preference modeling is still crucial because it gives the assignment algorithm some degree of latitude in aiming to satisfy multiple users.
Recommender Systems for the Conference Paper Assignment Problem
We assume that the survey takes place at 60 degrees of ecliptic latitude, which corresponds roughly to a 20 % increase of background light with respect to the ecliptic pole.
Dark energy constraints from a space-based supernova survey
In DCLBFG Fig. 5, the derived noise power spectra of the sky above and below Galactic latitude 15 degrees are given, the main difference being the noise level around the first Doppler peak.
Foreground removal from WMAP 5yr temperature maps using an MLP neural network
This transition is confined to a few degrees from the Galactic plane, thus the change of slope is predicted to disappear at higher Galactic latitudes.
The inner Galactic bulge: evidence for a nuclear bar?
The change of slope in the inner few degrees seen at low latitudes is absent at b = 5◦ .
The inner Galactic bulge: evidence for a nuclear bar?
All DENIS sources with the I−J colour of an Mdwarf (1.0 < I−J < 3.0) detected in the first 2110 squares degrees processed by PDAC, with a photometric distance ≤ 30 pc and a galactic latitude ≥ 30◦ .
New neighbours: IV. 30 DENIS late-M dwarfs between 15 and 30 parsecs
The normalized rotation rate at the equator (solid lines), 45 degrees latitude (dotted), and the poles (dashed) as a function of the fractional radius in the solar supergranulation layer as resulting from theory.
Angular momentum transport in the solar supergranulation layer
This will result in a lower degree of polarization than at high latitudes (since the total intensity adds linearly), but nevertheless the polarized flux should be higher because of the longer random walk.
Synchrotron Polarization at High Galactic Latitude
The sub-solar point is at the center of the plot which spans a local time of eight hours and a latitude of ±40 degrees.
Collisionless magnetic field reconnection from first principles: What it can and cannot do
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