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OAS datatype Detail for LONGITUDE

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Definition:1) the arc or portion of the earths equator intersected bbetween the meridian of a given place and the prime meridian (Greenwich, England) expressed in degrees; 2) Depth-independent variable that measures distance and direction from the prime meridian.
Citation:1) Websters New Collegiate Dictionary, 1970. 2) World Ocean Database 2005 Documentation, NOAA/NESDIS/NODC Internal Report 18.
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Keydate:2007-04-19 20:45:07.912241+00
Editdate:2007-04-19 20:45:07.934145+00