Vertex Latitudes on Ellipsoid Geodesics


An invariant of ellipsoidal geodesics, called the Fundamental Equation, is applied to the navigational problem of finding the extreme latitude on great circle (geodesic) routes. Analysis is provided to show the kind and amount of error induced by modeling the Earth as a sphere versus the WGS-84 ellipsoid. Key words, ellipsoids, geodesics AMS subject… (More)
DOI: 10.1137/S0036144595283447

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