START First steps Deutsch Ellipsoid : Latitude dependent quantities

All geodetically relevant quantities for a specified latitude of arbitrary type on a chosen reference ellipsoid are computed.


Ellipsoid of rotation Unit of latitude
Type of latitude Value of latitude
meridian cross section

meridian cross section

P point on ellipsoid
P′point on circumscribed sphere
O geocentre
a semimajor axis
b semiminor axis
m length of meridian arc
ρradius of parallel
N radius of curvature in the prime vertical
φellipsoidal latitude
ψgeocentric latitude
βreduced latitude
μrectified latitudelightbulb

Did you know? The ellipsoidal normal is rectangular to the ellipsoid at point P
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2019/05/25 12:55 (Timezone Berlin) Top of page HTW Dresden, Fakultät Geoinformation