Understanding Scientific Units

Earth science data parameters have very specific definitions and units. The links below will access some definitions for science parameter units by the topic of interest.
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D
degree:
a standard unit of measure for several purposes to include temperature on a scale such as Celsius, Fahrenheit or Kelvin, latitude or longitude to locate or designate places on Earth, and planar angles equal to a 360th of a circle.   Fahrenheit, Celsius and Kelvin temperature scales
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