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    Silicon Sea Navigation Glossary
    From: Dan Hogan
    Date: 1998 Apr 04, 10:13 AM

    ALL Silicon Sea'ers:
    
    The following is the glossary used for the Silicon Sea
    navigation cruise problems. The names as used in the problems
    assume these definitions.
    
    Dan Hogan WA6PBY
    "Gacha" Catalina 27
    dhhogan{at}concentric.net
    
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    Greenwich Mean Time(GMT)-- same as Universal Coordinated Time(UCT),
    						   or ZULU Time.
    
    True Course(TC)-- The direction to travel, from a point of departure
                      to a destination/waypoint, plotted on a chart in
                      relation to true north (of course meridians of
                      longitude run north).
    
    Magnetic Course(MC)-- The true course corrected for variation.
    
    Compass Course(CC)-- The magnetic course corrected for deviation.
    
    Compass Course Made Good(CCmg)-- The compass heading with
                   corrections for variation, deviation and current
                   have been applied. Same as: COURSE TO STEER/COURSE
                   STEERED, etc. Or whaever term your calculator or
                   program uses for the course steered by the compass
                   to a destination.
    
    Compass Bearing-- A bearing taken with the ships compass.
    
    Handbearing-- A bearing taken with a handheld compass.
    
    Speed(S)-- The speed of the boat through the water. Knotmeter
    		   reading, etc.
    
    Speed Made Good(SMG)-- Speed corrected for the effect of current.
    
    Set-- The direction to which the current is flowing.
    
    Drift-- The speed of the current in Knots.
    
    mi-- Nautical mile(s).
    
    Dead Reckoning Position(DR)-- The position as calculated by
                                  Speed/Time/Distance.
    
    Estimated Position(EP)-- The DR corrected for the effect of
    						 current.
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