from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, having the nature of, or marking, isogeotherms
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In physical geography, pertaining to or having the nature of an isogeotherm.
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These must be attributed to changes of temperature in the interior of the globe, and to the direction in the progress of subterranean fires, which it may also be expected will change the isogeothermal lines.
Considering, too, that the southern poles of these masses are the points of ingress, and the northern poles the points of egress, it is easily understood that the ethereal medium having the temperature of space, will cause the southern hemisphere to be colder than the northern, and also that the magnetic poles will be the poles of maximum cold, and the centres respected by the isothermal and isogeothermal lines.
[footnote] * On the theory of isogeothermal (chthonisothermal) lines, consult the ingenious labors of Kupffer, in Pogg, 'Annalen', bd xv., s.
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