Geocentric latitude


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Related to Geocentric latitude: geodetic latitude, reduced latitude
of place) the angle included between the radius of the earth through the place and the plane of the equator, in distinction from geographic latitude. It is a little less than the geographic latitude.

See also: Geocentric

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where [[phi].sub.0] represents the geocentric latitude of point P.
Let the spherical coordinates for an exterior field-point be (r, [phi], [lambda]), where r is the geocentric radial distance, [phi] is the azimuthal angle, and [lambda] is the geocentric latitude. Let [e.sub.r] be a unit vector directed upward along r, let [e.sub.[phi]] be a unit vector directed towards the east, and let [e.sub.[lambda]] be a unit vector directed towards the north.
1), but with vertices A and B at the same geocentric latitude of [[phi].sub.A] = [[phi].sub.B] 45[degrees].
where [v.sub.eq] is the Earth's equatorial rotational surface speed, c is the vacuum speed of light, [v.sub.m] is the initial asymptotic inbound speed, [[lambda].sub.m] is the asymptotic inbound geocentric latitude, and [[lambda].sub.out] is the asymptotic outbound geocentric latitude.