Kappa Prime

Science / Tides and Currents / Kappa Prime: Name of Greek letter (with prime mark) used as the symbol for a constituent phase lag or epoch when the Greenwich equilibrium argument (G) has been modified to a particular time meridian. Same as g. See kappa (6) and epoch (1).
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