Mollweide map projection

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Mollweide map projection

(môl`vīdə): see map projectionmap projection,
transfer of the features of the surface of the earth or another spherical body onto a flat sheet of paper. Only a globe can represent accurately the shape, orientation, and relative area of the earth's surface features; any projection produces distortion with
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We chose the Mollweide projection because it is oval in shape, which complements the roundness of the Pacific basin, and equal-area.
Setting the slider at 100% by dragging it all the way to the right toward the Mollweide projection weighted this parameter entirely from that projection.
Figure 2a shows the result of using commercial software to project global land cover data from geographic coordinates to a Mollweide projection.
Representation is most accurate in the Mollweide projection, followed by the Goode homolosine, Lambert's equal-area cylindrical and Robinson projections.
For example the elliptical limbs of the Hammer and Mollweide projections represent meridians, and the choice of meridians lying entirely in the ocean is limited.
The problem is more subtle than the equivalent problem on, for example, the Sanson, Hammer, and Mollweide projections, where the point where the line crosses the geographical limb can be regarded as two points differing by 2[pi] rad in longitude.