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  Meridian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Meridian (astronomy): an imaginary circle perpendicular to the horizon.
Meridian was a comic book series published by CrossGen in the early 2000s, and was the name of a city-state in that comic.
Meridian is also a term used by the Public Land Survey System in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meridian   (229 words)

 Meridian (geography) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the Earth, a meridian is an imaginary north-south line between the North Pole and the South Pole that connects all locations with a given longitude.
The position on the meridian is given by the latitude.
Considering the meridian that passes through Greenwich, England, as establishing the meaning of zero degrees of longitude, or the Prime Meridian, any other meridian is identified by the angle, referenced to the center of the earth as vertex, between where it and the prime meridian cross the equator.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meridian_(geography)   (225 words)

 Geography Glossary
Meridians meet at the poles and are widest apart at the equator.
The four hemispheres are the Northern and Southern hemispheres, divided by the equator (0° latitude), and the Eastern and Western hemispheres, divided by the prime meridian (0° longitude) and the International Date Line (180°).
The meridians, for example, are curved arcs, which gives the flat map a three-dimensional appearance.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0908193.html   (997 words)

 Geography - The Earth As A Planet
Keep in mind that meridians are north-and-south noon lines ; and note that they cross the equator at right angles (what does this mean?), and that they are really semicircles meeting at the poles.
It is the meridian that passes through London (England) that has been agreed upon as the starting-place for measuring distances east and west on the earth.
Note that these meridians are farthest apart at the equator and that they meet at the poles.
www.oldandsold.com /articles26/geography-13.shtml   (7828 words)

Before considering other details of the geography of the area that centers on the Column of the Sun, it is expedient to follow the meridian 8°24’E to the north of the sources of the Danube.
The meridian passes through the middle of the main body of Norway, the western part, and it cuts the Norwegian coast where it turns sharply east, marking the limit of what is the substantial part of Norway.
It extended to the east and to the west of meridian 8°24’E. It extended 1°36’ east to meridian 10°00’E (meridian of Carthage), because this meridian not only marks the easternmost point of the African coast in the area and the eastern coast of Tunisia, but because this meridian was of fundamental importance in world geography.
www.metrum.org /mapping/thule.htm   (1422 words)

 2(b). Location, Distance, and Direction on Maps
The position of the Prime Meridian was determined by international agreement to be in-line with the location of the former astronomical observatory at Greenwich, England.
A line of longitude or meridian of 45° West has an angle that is 45° west of the plane represented by the Prime Meridian (Figure 2b-3).
In the Southern Hemisphere, the origin is 10,000,000 meters south and 500,000 meters west of the equator and central meridian, respectively.
www.physicalgeography.net /fundamentals/2b.html   (2665 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Meridian
Meridian (geography), name given to an imaginary line on the earth's surface, stretching from pole to pole.
A meridian is one-half of a great circle...
Meridian (city, Mississippi), city in eastern Mississippi, seat of Lauderdale County.
encarta.msn.com /Meridian.html   (93 words)

 Meridian Geography
Meridian lies in it's own 'pocket dimension' and many portals, gates, vortexes and rifts lead to it.
Due to the diverse nature of these folk, Meridian is truly a realm of many cultures, religions and experiences.
Meridian is primarily a forest country, famed for it's Skycap trees and other natural resources.
lady_cin.tripod.com /meridian/geography.htm   (475 words)

 Outdoor Survival Skills: Finding your way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The prime meridian is universally accepted as the meridian that passes through the old Royal Observatory at Greenwich, near Lonon, England, and it is often referred to as the Greenwich meridian.
Meridians are halves of great circles*, whose ends coincide with the earth's north and south poles.
Meridians are spaced farthest apart at the dquator and converge to a point at each pole.
survivalskills.blogs.com /outdoor_survival_skills/finding_your_way   (1252 words)

 Chapter One
Geography is concerned not only with where something is, but why they are located where they are, how they are constituted and what their future may be in this changing world.
Because meridians of longitude converge toward the poles, the actual distance on the ground spanned by a degree of longitude is greatest at the equator and diminishes to zero at the poles where they converge.
An important corollary of the prime meridian is the 180 degree meridian on the opposite side of the planet, better known as the International Date Line, which marks the place where each day officially begins and sweeps westward across the Earth.
www.accd.edu /sac/earthsci/sgirhard/1303.090/chap1.htm   (5184 words)

 Encyclopedia: Meridian (geography)
Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the...
The 5 main circles of latitude on Earth A circle of latitude or parallel is an imaginary east-west circle on the Earth, that connects all locations with a given latitude.
The Prime Meridian, Greenwich The Prime Meridian is the meridian (line of longitude) passing through the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Greenwich, England; it is the meridian at which longitude is 0 degrees.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Meridian-(geography)   (738 words)

 Meridian (geography) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For other uses of the word, see (An imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator) Meridian.
It is half of a (A circular line on the surface of a sphere formed by intersecting it with a plane passing through the center) great circle on the earth's surface.
It connects all locations with a given (An imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator) longitude, while the position on the meridian is given by the (An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator) latitude.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/meridian_(geography).htm   (230 words)

 Geography Glossary - EnchantedLearning.com
A central meridian is a meridian that passes through the center of a projection.
Geography is the study of the Earth's surface.
A meridian is a circular arc (a great circle) of longitude that meets at the north and south poles and connects all places of the same longitude.
www.enchantedlearning.com /geography/glossary   (3022 words)

 Meridian Magazine
Meridian readers are invited and encouraged to come and attend the two day event at the Sheraton Hotel.
Now they agree that Arabia is a desert, about as forsaken and unrelenting as any place on earth, but how and where in all this desolation could there be a seacoast forest that Nephi once called Bountiful.
Maurine Jensen Proctor is the Editor-in-Chief of Meridian Magazine and the author with her husband Scot of several books.
www.meridianmagazine.com /articles/000121nephiship.html   (4299 words)

 Web Class - Geography
Geography: Where am I? Objective: The purpose of this assignment is for you to explore an important topic in world geography...how to use online resources to find the latitude and longitude of a specific location on the Earth.
The Prime Meridian runs through Greenwich, England and is at 0 longitude.
Well, the Equator and Prime Meridians are circles that stretch all the way around the Earth.
home.rose.net /~webclass/lessons/assign20.html   (877 words)

 Meridian Article: Biodiversity
Global species biodiversity is now being lost at a rate similar to that of the mass extinction of the geological past, even though the goods and services that flow from biodiversity in the USA alone are worth hundreds of billions of dollars annually.
Because many concepts pertinent to biodiversity conservation have spatial aspects, geography proved to be an excellent means of introducing students to biodiversity.
Meridian is a member of the GEM Consortium
www.ncsu.edu /meridian/win2002/515   (437 words)

 USPLS survey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The principal meridian was established south from Sault Ste.
Meridian Road and Meridian Township are so named because they are on or near this surveyors’ line.
His notes state: "Commence the meridian, or Indian boundary line at the mouth of the Great Auglaize River and run by the true meridian due north." Two weeks later, he had progressed 70 miles when he encountered the Grand River in Section 7, T3S, R1E.
www.geo.msu.edu /geo333/Survey.html   (2055 words)

 Basic Geography: The Equator and the Prime Meridian
For instance, the United States is in the Western Hemisphere (because it is west of the prime meridian) and also in the Northern Hemisphere (because it is north of the equator).
The earliest maps have the equator marked on them, but it wasn't until the late 19th Century that the prime meridian was named.
The International Meridian Conference of 1884 changed all that, naming an imaginary line drawn through Greenwhich, England, as the prime meridian.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/geography/equatorprimemeridian.htm   (253 words)

 Globes Pre 1914, Pocket, Pocket Globes,antique globes, historical prints, travel guides, atlases, gazetteers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Geography shows Alaska as "Russian Territory", Northern California called "New Albion", Louisiana Territory is everything west of the Mississippi, United States is everything east of thye river.
Meridian ring moves within a laminated hardwood horizon ring at equator supported by three conforming cast iron brackets; the horizon ring bearing a lithographed paper scale of seasons, months, a year's time and zodiac signs.
Meridian ring moves within a laminated hardwood horizon ring at equator; the horizon ring bearing a lithographed paper scale of seasons, months, a year's time and zodiac signs.
www.murrayhudson.com /antique_globes/globes_pre1914.html   (7244 words)

 Prime Meridian Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
* Meridian (geography): either half or a full great circle that connects the Earth's poles.
* ''Meridian comicMeridian'' was a comic book published by CrossGen in the early 2000s, and was the name of a city-state in that comic.
* Meridian is also a term used by the Public Land Survey System in the United States.
www.echostatic.com /Prime_Meridian.html   (289 words)

 Map Projection Overview
Peter H. Dana Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin Your suggestions are welcome - this is work in progress from The Geographer's Craft, Department of Geography, University of Texas at Austin.
Scale is true along the central line (the equator for normal, the central meridian for transverse, and a selected line for oblique) and along two lines equidistant from the central line.
Eastings are measured from the central meridian (with a 500km false easting to insure positive coordinates).
www.geo.ut.ee /kartool/p_dana/mapproj.htm   (1804 words)

 Latitude and Longitude
A lines of longitude is also called a meridian, derived from the Latin, from meri, a variation of "medius" which denotes "middle", and diem, meaning "day." The word once meant "noon", and times of the day before noon were known as "ante meridian", while times after it were "post meridian." Today's abbreviations a.m.
All points on the same line of longitude experienced noon (and any other hour) at the same time and were therefore said to be on the same "meridian line", which became "meridian" for short.
On Earth, the equator is divided into 360 degrees, with the zero meridian passing Greenwich and with the longitude angle φ measured east or west of Greenwich, depending on where the corresponding meridian meets the equator.
www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov /stargaze/Slatlong.htm   (1707 words)

 Archived: Helping Your Child Learn Geography: Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Half of the Earth, usually conceived as resulting from the division of the globe into two equal parts?north and south or east and west.
A line of longitude generally 180 degrees east and west of the prime meridian.
Imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth, running from north to south, measuring how far east or west of the prime meridian a place is located.
www.ed.gov /pubs/parents/Geography/glossary.html   (421 words)

 GIS and Education Bibliography
The need for research in geography education: It would be nice to have some data.
Geography standards, instruction, and competencies for the new world of work.
Geography and gender in the secondary school classroom.
www.cmapgallery.org /resources/kerskibib.htm   (5003 words)

 The Geography of Romania
It stretches between a latitude of 43 deg 37"07'N and 48 deg 15"06'N, and between longitude 20 deg 15"44' and 29 deg 41"24'E. It lies at the intersection of the 45N parallel and the 25E meridian.
Romania also has important thermal and mineral springs which, together with the beauty of the natural landscape and the wealth of ethnographic traditions, are significant tourist attractions.
Further information on the geography, geology and meteorology of Romania may be found elsewhere on this site.
www.geo-strategies.com /romania/geography.htm   (782 words)

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Tell the students that the Prime Meridian is also numbered on their maps as 0, but is the 0 north-south line.
Explain that the part of the world from the Prime Meridian east to the 180 line is the Eastern Hemisphere and from the Prime Meridian west to the 180 line is the Western Hemisphere.
Tell the students that the 180 line is also known as the International Date Line because the regions to the east of the line are counted as being one day earlier in their calendar dates than the regions to the west.
www.cstone.net /~bcp/4/4SGeo.htm   (2477 words)

 Open Course : Astronomy : Introduction : Lecture 2 : Motion of Stars and Sun
The celestial meridian is a semicircle connecting the celestial poles and passing through a particular point on the celestial equator called the vernal equinox (defined below).
The local meridian, often just called the meridian, is a semicircle that passes through the celestial poles and the zenith.
Note that the horizon, zenith, and meridian are fixed relative to the observer; hence the stars and sun will move past them with time.
www.opencourse.info /astronomy/introduction/02.motion_stars_sun   (2368 words)

 Meridian Idaho - Local business directory. Meridian Idaho .
Meridian, Idaho Meridian is a city located in Ada County, Idaho.
Geography \nMeridian is located at 43°36'51" North, 116°23'56" West (43.614229, -116.398963)1.
Meridian In the Sky In the sky, a meridian is an imaginary great circle on the celestial sphere that is perpendicular to the local horizon.
www.localbizus.com /idaho/meridian-idaho.html   (973 words)

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