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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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In what ways are the latitude lines (parallels) and longitude lines (meridians) different?

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The ways in which the latitude lines (parallels) and longitude lines (meridians) are different.

Explanation

The east-west lines that making the latitude completely circle the globe are known as Parallels. They are evenly spaced and are parallel to the equator and to one another. The equator is the only parallel that is a great circle and all the other lines of latitude are small circles. One degree of latitude is about 111 kilometers anywhere on Earth.

Lines of longitude are called meridians which run north and south and which converge at the poles and measure distances east west of the prime meridian...

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