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  • Arctic Ocean [r]: The sea around the Earth's North pole. [e]
  • Augustin-Louis Cauchy [r]: (1789 – 1857) prominent French mathematician, one of the pioneers of rigor in mathematics and complex analysis. [e]
  • Biome [r]: Major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate. [e]
  • Climate [r]: The overall weather pattern for an extended period for any defined geographical location which may be over any size of area up to and including the entire Earth. [e]
  • Compass [r]: A device which has the basic function of displaying a bearing for navigation. [e]
  • Declination [r]: Angular distance to a point on a celestial object, measured north or south from the celestial equator. [e]
  • Ecliptic [r]: Great circle that apparent orbit of Sun makes on celestial sphere. [e]
  • Geographic Information System [r]: Combined database and mapping system for the capture, storage, and manipulation of geographic data. [e]
  • Global Navigation Satellite System [r]: A system which allows small electronic devices to determine their location (Longitude, Latitude, and Altitude) as well as time with an accuracy of up to a few centimetres using time signals transmitted along a line of sight by radio from satellites. [e]
  • Kilometre [r]: An SI unit of length, equal to 1000 metres, commonly used for measuring distances on the earth's surface. [e]
  • Longitude [r]: Angular distance on the earth's surface, measured east or west from the prime meridian at Greenwich, England, to the meridian passing through a position, expressed in degrees (or hours), minutes, and seconds. [e]
  • Mile [r]: A non-SI unit of length, equal to 1.609 kilometres, and equivalent to 5,280 feet. [e]
  • Nautical mile [r]: Unit of distance approximately equal to one minute of arc of latitude, now defined as being exactly 1852 metres. [e]
  • New Zealand [r]: Country in the South Pacific; constitutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. [e]
  • Spherical polar coordinates [r]: Angular coordinates on a sphere: longitude angle φ, colatitude angle θ [e]
  • Sundial [r]: An instrument for measuring time, using the position of the sun in the sky. [e]
  • Tropic [r]: Either of two parallels of latitude on the earth, one 23°27′ north of the equator and the other 23°27′ south of the equator, representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead. [e]
  • Wristwatch [r]: Timepiece designed to be worn around the wrist. [e]
  • Yard [r]: A non-SI unit of length, equal to 0.9144 metre, and equivalent to 3 feet. [e]