Latitude and Longitude Notes

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Please get your WNB.
Today’s date is 8/28/09.
What do you think “global warming”
means? How does it affect our Earth
and do you think that it affects the
water cycle in any way?
LATITUDE AND
LONGITUDE!
Latitude
“Latitude Flatitude”
Lies flat
Measures N or S of the Equator
Determines climate / weather
Equator is 0 degrees
180 degrees Latitude TOTAL
They never touch yo. Parallel.
Longitude
“Long, Tall, Sally”
Stands tall (vertical)
Determines time!
Prime Meridian is 0 degrees longitude
360 Degrees total
Longitude lines touch at North and South
poles
LOCATIONS!
STEP ONE
Look at the coordinates!
37 N, 113 E
FIND THE EQUATOR!
Decide to go North or South
FIND YOUR SPOT!
– (This is where you would go North to 37)
Step 2
Find the Prime Meridian!
Decide to go East or West
– This case you would move East to 113.
Step Three!
Bring your two points together!
Don’t forget that there is a curve so
FOLLOW THE LINE CLOSELY
TAD DAH!
So, where is 37N, 113E????
SOMEWHERE IN CHINA!
Close to Taiyun, China
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