Atlas of the World with Geophysical Boundaries: Showing Oceans, Continents and Tectonic Plates in Their Entirety
This atlas of world maps is divided into 3 parts: maps with continental shorelines as natural boundaries; composite maps with continental shorelines as natural boundaries; & maps with tectonic plate margins as natural boundaries. All graticules on the illus. are 15 degrees spacing unless otherwise noted & can be computer drawn. All projections, incl. land masses & plates, are suitable for computer drawing although, in some cases, some data have been entered by hand. Latitudes & longitudes are given for the poles of the map & for the center of the map. Latitudes are expressed in degrees north or south of the Equator; longitudes are given in degrees east or west of the Greenwich Meridian. Note that the poles of the map are the continental shoreline coincidences or plate boundary coincidences chosen for the particular map. Includes 29 four-color maps.
advantage Album American Geophysical Union Antarctic Antarctica antipodal area with projection Arrangement Asia Atlas August center at Equator Centered oblique Centered transverse Hammer central meridians circle coast Compare COMPOSITE SHORELINE MAP conformal continental shoreline continents distortion Drake east edge entirety equal area projections Equator Equatorial view extended graticule Figure Geologic Hammer equal area Hammer projection Indian Interrupted intersecting land masses latitude lobes map MAP Mercator projection million years ago Mollweide movement natural boundaries normal aspect normal projection North oblique Hammer Oblique normal Hammer oblique transverse ocean cut original Pacific parallel parent projection PLATE MARGIN MAP points positions Present preserving projection poles Puzzle rhumb line Scotese segments shape shoreline coincidences shown sinusoidal equal area Snyder & Voxland South America South Pole sphere Spilhaus straight surface TECTONIC PLATE MARGIN tetrahedric transverse aspect transverse Hammer equal world maps World Ocean Map
Page 82 - A line on a map or chart of the earth's surface connecting points having the same temperature at a given time or the same mean temperature for a given period.
Page 81 - ... a map projection of the surface of the earth, so centered at any given point that a straight line radiating from the center to any other point represents the shortest distance, that is, an arc of a great circle.
Page 81 - ... horizontal direction expressed as the angular distance between the direction of a fixed point (as the observer's heading) and the direction of the object...
Page 83 - ... assessment and earthquake prediction . The program is a principal part of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (created by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977), and includes the major efforts of the Federal Government in...
Page 81 - A conformai projection where the boundary of the world map is a curve traced by a point on a circle that rolls on the outside of a fixed circle.
Page 52 - This Dynamic Planet, World Map of Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Plate Tectonics," Smithsonian Institution /US Geological Survey, 1989.