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Stack #219507

Distance around the Earth 8,000 miles
Circumference around the Earth pi x 8,000 (25,000 miles)
Area of the world circumference x distance
Rhumb Line constant compass direction -Rhumb lines that are Great Circles = all longitude, the equator -otherwise, small circles & not the shortest route
Solar Radiation Four major factors: -intensity -duration -slope aspect -atmospheric interference
Intensity (solar radiation) Maximum where ever the sun is straight up -annual average at the equator -minimum at the poles
Duration (solar radiation) Everyone gets 6 months of sunshine. -North Pole, 6 months of light, 6 months of dark
Great Summer Bloom takes place far North, but not at the ice caps
albeito the reflection of light in objects
distance to the sun 100,000,000 miles
distance between time zones 15 degrees
Created by: allimaloney