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Descriptor English: Latitude
Descriptor Spanish: Latitud
Descriptor Portuguese: Latitude
Descriptor French: Latitude
Tree number(s): SP8.473.654.692.787.671
Scope note: In the geographical system of spherical coordinates, the angular distance of a point from a fundamental plane, computed from this plane 0 to 90 degree towards the (positive) North Pole and 0 to -90 degree towards the South. the equator marks 0 degree. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Related: Geographic Longitude DeCS
DeCS ID: 35064
Unique ID: DDCS035064
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Latitude - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060925
Scope note In the geographical system of spherical coordinates, the angular distance of a point from a fundamental plane, computed from this plane 0 to 90 degree towards the (positive) North Pole and 0 to -90 degree towards the South. the equator marks 0 degree. (Material V - Gunn, S.W.A. Multilingual Dictionary of Disaster Medicine and International Relief, 1990)
Preferred term Latitude



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