geographical mile

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geographical mile

[¦jē·ə¦graf·ə·kəl ′mīl]
(mechanics)
The length of 1 minute of arc of the Equator, or 6087.08 feet (1855.34 meters), which approximates the length of the nautical mile.

geographical mile

geographical mile
It is the length of the arc of the earth's equator subtending an angle of 1° at the center of the earth. It is constant in length and equal to 1855.3 m or 6087.2 ft.
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Third, contrary to the claim by Sienicki, the use of bilinearly interpolated ERA-Interim data in our work ensures, due to the convergence of meridians at the South Pole, that the spatial resolution between longitude grid points is closer than 15 geographical miles (1 geographical mile ~ 1.885 km) during the primary period of interest for both parties.
To assume that replacing either Marshall or Adams with Armytage would have allowed the party to travel an additional 194 geographical miles (the distance to the Pole and back from the farthest south) ignores the yeoman work each did, as well as the fact that Shackleton turned back simply because the food was running out.
all lands permanently or periodically covered by tidal waters up to but not above the line of mean high tide and seaward to a line three geographical miles distant from the coast line of each such state; and
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