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Which parallel divides landmass in half?

We know that 67.3% of land mass is in the northern hemisphere, and 32.7% in the southern. Now we go towards the north from the equator. On which parallel the amount of landmass north of it and south ...
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Why is the Gulf of Alaska not a Bay? What is the difference between a Gulf and a Bay? [closed]

Since the mouth of this water body is actually very wide, why do we call it a Gulf? What exactly is the difference between a Gulf and a Bay?
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How to interpret land use measures in environmental impact papers?

In reading some papers about the environmental impact of agricultural products such as crops and animal rearing, I am puzzled by the way land use is reported. I understand that inputs such as energy, ...
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Global areas below sea level dataset?

Anyone know of an existing dataset of areas below sea level? Vector extents would be ideal. Doesn't need to be super detailed for my purposes, but it would be good if it included all areas (e.g. over-...
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The Size Hierarchy of a Landmass

If we judge a hierarchy of a landmass by size, here is what, in my knowledge, it would have looked like, from largest to smallest: Continent Subcontinent ??? Island Islet In regards to size, is ...
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Connections between marine and terrestrial ecosystems [closed]

First I would like to note that I have only very basic understanding of ecology, biology and paleontology so I can easily miss something very simple. I can envision certain ways marine and ...
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Is Bowen ratio an absolute indicator of land surface type based on the amount of heat transfer from the surface?

Bowen ratio (BR) is the ratio of sensible heat flux to latent heat flux, i.e., $$Q=Q_{s}/Q_{l}$$ where $Q_{s}$ is the sensible heat flux and $Q_{l}$ is the latent heat flux. It is an indicator of ...
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