Accession Number:

AD0766207

Title:

A Polar Equal-Area Map of the World

Descriptive Note:

Air Force surveys in geophysics

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In the Design Climatology Branch, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories, there frequently arises a need for a global presentation of statistics on the climate. As in most statistical presentations the favored type of map is equal-area. But previous maps have been neglectful of the north and south polar areas. It is desirable to have a projection centered on the North Pole, with habitable land masses realistically grouped around the central point. The construction of the polar equal-area map is relatively simple for the Northern Hemisphere. In the associated representation of the Southern Hemisphere, however, several difficulties had to be overcome.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE