Of or pertaining to a year; yearly


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HELIOCENTRIC PARALLAX

The difference in the apparent direction or positions of a celestial body outside the solar system, as observed from the earth and sun. Also called STELLAR PARALLAX, ANNUAL PARALLAX

ICE SHELF

A floating ice sheet attached to the coast and of considerable thickness, showing 20 to 50 meters or more above sea level. Usually of great horizontal extent and with a level or gently undulating surface, the ice shelf is augmented by annual snow accumulation and often also by the seaward extension of land glaciers. Limited areas of the ice shelf may be aground. The seaward edge is called

ISOPORIC CHART

A chart with lines connecting points of equal annual rate of change of any magnetic element

ISOGONIC CHART

A chart showing magnetic variation with isogonic lines and the annual rate of change in variation with isoporic lines.

ISOPORIC LINE

A line connecting points of equal annual rate of change of any magnetic element. Also called ISOPOR.

DRAGON BOAT

One of a family of traditional paddled long boats of various designs and sizes found throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. For competitive events, they are generally rigged with decorative Chinese dragon heads and tails. Dragon boat races are traditionally held during the annual summer solstice festival.

NAUTICAL ALMANAC

1. A periodical publication of astronomical data designed primarily for marine navigation. Such a publication designed primarily for air navigation is called an AIR ALMANAC. 2. Nautical Almanac; a joint annual publication of the U.S. Naval Observatory and the Nautical Almanac Office, Royal Greenwich Observatory listing the Greenwich hour angle and declination of various celestial bodies to a precision of 0.1' at hourly intervals; time of sunrise, sunset, moon rise, moonset; and other astronomical information useful to navigators.

MAGNETIC ANNUAL CHANGE

The amount of secular change in the earth’s magnetic field which occurs in 1 year. magnetic annual variation; the small systematic temporal variation in the earth’s magnetic field which occurs after the trend for secular change has been removed from the average monthly values.

CLIMATE

The prevalent or characteristic meteorological conditions of a place or region, in contrast with weather, the state of the atmosphere at any time. A marine climate is characteristic of coastal areas, islands, and the oceans, the distinctive features being small annual and daily temperature range and high relative humidity, in contrast with continental climate, which is characteristic of the interior of a large land mass, and the distinctive features of which are large annual and daily temperature range and dry air with few clouds.

CONTINENTAL CLIMATE

The type of climate characteristic of the interior of a large land mass, the distinctive features of which are large annual and daily temperature range and dry air with few clouds, in contrast with MARINE CLIMATE.

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