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Low latitude

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Low latitude that part of the earth's surface which is near the equator.
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Usage

In literature:

However, I am inclined to think that the commander and his companion were born in low latitudes.
"Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea" by Jules Verne
There is no twilight in these low latitudes, and the full daylight came well nigh at once.
"The Survivors of the Chancellor" by Jules Verne
The sun had already set and the twilight of a low latitude would soon pass into the darkness of deep night.
"The Pathfinder" by James Fenimore Cooper
Nothing but demonstration could have convinced me that so severe a degree of cold ever existed in this low latitude.
"A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson" by Watkin Tench
Here is now room enough for the North Cape of the Southern Continent to extend to the Northward, even to a pretty low Latitude.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
This extensive fire was on a day when the area of low barometer was on a high line of latitude and passing to the eastward.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884" by Various
With these endeavours to secure health we passed the low latitudes without a single complaint.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
Sir Charles Hardy's Island is low, level, and covered with wood; its latitude is 4 deg.
"An Historical Journal of the Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island" by John Hunter
Between this latitude and Cape Newenham, the coast is composed of hills and low land, and appeared to form several bays.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
A little brandy, 'for the stomach's sake,' is enjoyed by those dusky denizens of the low latitudes.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
I was not aware that it was to be found in so low a latitude.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Luzon boasted a glorious and varied landscape and a climate salubrious and inviting, considering the low latitude.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Most of the species found in low latitudes are mountain-trees.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
We were not as low yet as the latitude of Sault Ste.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
The southern winds of the summer months which occur in the low latitudes north of the equator are not felt much north of Khartum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
No difference was observed between the broad light of this Polar night and the noon of a sunny summer's day in the low latitudes.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia" by Maturin M. Ballou
Horsburgh, Capt, on icebergs in low latitudes, 99.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
The latitude 68 degrees 13 minutes N. was observed at noon on a low point which projected from some higher lands.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Morality is at a low ebb in Madrid, or rather the moral code is regulated by notions peculiar to the latitude.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Boreal Auroras have been seen in the southern latitudes of the Peruvian Pacific, as low down as 12 deg.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
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In news:

Many come long distances to enjoy the mild oceanic weather of the low latitudes during winter.
For me, the ideal climate is found where latitude and altitude are balanced in one particular way: High altitudes at low latitudes yield mild days both in summer and in winter — for example, mile-high mountain regions of southern Arizona.
In the middle latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, mid-latitude cyclones are what we see on a weather map as a low pressure often with a cold front and warm front attached to it.
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In science:

This means that there is a significant number of Population I ob jects in the parent population of the low-latitude gamma-ray sources.
Unidentified EGRET Sources
The low-latitude sources are probably young ob jects located in the inner spiral arms, whereas the mid-latitude sources might be nearby (100-400 pc) sources associated to the Gould Belt, a local star forming region (Grenier 2001).
Unidentified EGRET Sources
This is largely due to the extremely low levels of precipitable water vapour in the atmospheric column, which regularly falls to below 250 µm ppt H2O, compared to levels of ∼1 mm at the best mid-latitude sites (Townes & Melnick 1990).
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
However, a significant amount of imaging data has been obtained at low Galactic latitude by SDSS, both during telescope commissioning and for calibration at sidereal times when the main survey region was unavailable.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging of Low Galactic Latitude Fields: Technical Summary and Data Release
Since 1999, additional imaging data at low Galactic latitudes have been obtained for a variety of testing and calibration purposes.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging of Low Galactic Latitude Fields: Technical Summary and Data Release
It is convenient first to give some definitions related to the motion of a spacecraft through plasma. A spacecraft's velocity is mesothermal at low latitudes.
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space
Since the natural space environment vastly differs with altitude and latitude, the cases of surface charging in high altitude orbits, low altitude and latitude orbits and low altitude polar orbits were treated differently.
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space
The key point made there is that the level of surface charging in low altitude and latitude orbits is not significant when compared to the high level charging of surfaces in GEO and LEO polar orbits.
Spacecraft Charging and Hazards to Electronics in Space
Both the observed b = ±1◦ longitude profiles and the low-latitude model longitude profiles show the same qualitative result: the steep slope of the RC maxima seen at large positive and negative |l| > 4◦ flattens for small |l|1 .
The inner Galactic bulge: evidence for a nuclear bar?
The agreement between the low-latitude observed and model profiles is therefore even more striking.
The inner Galactic bulge: evidence for a nuclear bar?
Statistical significance testing for the association of magnetometer records at high-, mid- and low latitudes during substorm days.
Estimation and testing for spatially indexed curves with application to ionospheric and magnetic field trends
An improved recovery of the mass distribution in the ZOA requires more distance estimates at low Galactic latitudes, in particular at large distances.
Large-Scale Mass Distribution Behind the Galactic Plane
At southern Galactic latitudes however, more than a few degrees from the plane, extinction is both low (typically EB−V ∼ 0.2) and surprisingly uniform, as is evident in the optical bulge image in Figure 1, and as exploited by Baade.
Galactic Bulges
The models also provide only a smooth description of most of the known foreground disk structure such as can be seen in Figure 1 – the Ophiuchus star formation region, the Sagittarius spiral arm, etc. – and do not work at low Galactic latitudes.
Galactic Bulges
Moreover, the mere subtraction of a linear FIR/HI fit, which underestimates the FIR at high latitude (low column density) and overestimates at low latitude (high column density) is able to create an isotropic residual.
Perspectives for detecting cold H2 in outer galactic disks
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