METRIC NAVIGATION--A CONCEPT AHEAD OF ITS TIME?

The use of a decimally coherent system, also coherent with the international metric system, is proposed instead of the current system based on the degree of angle and the nautical mile. Division of the circle into 400 units, decimal longitude notation and time divided by 10 are discussed. Especially the possibility of having to divide the day into 20 "new hours" (NEWHO) each of 100 minutes is dealt with in some detail.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Frasier, L E
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00179532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Ship Research Institute of Norway
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM