Distortion in a map projection because of noncon formity
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HARMONIC MOTION
The projection of circular motion on a diameter of the circle of such motion. Simple harmonic motion is produced if the circular motion is of constant speed. The combination of two or more simple harmonic motions results in compound harmonic motion.

HORIZON
The great circle of the celestial sphere midway between the zenith and nadir, or a line resembling or approximating such a circle. The line where earth and sky appear to meet, and the projection of this line upon the celestial sphere, is called the visible or apparent horizon. A line resembling the visible horizon but above or below it is called a false horizon. The circle of the celestial sphereformed by the intersection of the celestial sphere and a plane perpendicular to the zenithnadir line is called sensible horizon if the plane is through any point, such as the eye of an observer; geoidal horizon if through any sealevel point; and celestial or rational horizon if through the center of the earth. The geometrical horizon was originally considered identi cal with the celestial horizon, but the expression is now more commonly used to refer to the intersection of the celestial

LAMBERT CONFORMAL CHART
A chart on the Lambert conformal projection

LEDGE
On the sea floor, a rocky, projection or datum outcrop, commonly linear and near shore

APHYLACTIC MAP PROJECTION
A map projection which is neither conformal nor equal area. Also called ARBITRARY MAP PROJECTION.

AZIMUTHAL MAP PROJECTION
A map projection on which the azimuths or directions of all lines radiating from a central point or pole are the same as the azimuths or directions of the corresponding lines on the ellipsoid. This classification includes the gnomonic, stereographic, orthographic, and the azimuthal equidistant map projections. Also called ZENITHAL MAP PROJECTION.

LUMINANCE
In a given direction, at a point on the surface of a source or receptor, or at a point on the path of a beam, the quotient of the luminous flux leaving, arriving at, or passing through an element of surface at this point and propagated in directions defined by an elementary cone containing the given directions, by the product of the solid angle of the cone and the area of the orthogonal projection of the element of surface on a plane perpendicular to the given direction. The derived unit of luminance in the International System of Units is the CANDELA PER SQUARE METER.

OBLIQUE MERCATOR MAP PROJECTION
A conformal cylindrical map projection in which points on the surface of a sphere or spheroid, such as the earth, are developed by Mercator principles on a cylinder tangent along an oblique great circle. Also called OBLIQUE CYLINDRICAL ORTHOMORPHIC MAP PROJECTION.

BUMMOCK
A downward projection from the underside of an ice field; the counterpart of a HUMMOCK

MAP PROJECTION
A systematic drawing of lines on a plane surface to rep resent the parallels of latitude and the meridians of longitude of the earth or a section of the earth. A map projection may be established by analytical computation or may be constructed geometrically.
