Geographic latitude

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Related to geodetic latitude: astronomical latitude
of a place), the angle included between a line perpendicular or normal to the level surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's figure and a true sphere.

See also: Geographic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The quadratic polynomials are used to fit the ascending and descending arcs on geodetic latitude and longitude based on the positioning information in altimetry data, respectively.
The geodetic latitude and longitude are related to the Estonian realization of the new European Terrestrial Reference System ETRS89 (ME 2008).
In equations (1) parameters [eta] and [xi] are vertical deflection components, in local meridian and prime vertical direction respectively, astronomical latitude and longitude are marked as [PHI] and [LAMBDA], whereas [phi] and [lambda] are geodetic latitude and longitude of the observation point.
Denote [[phi]sub.A] and [[lambda].sub.A] the geodetic latitude and longitude of point A, and [[phi].sub.B], [[lambda].sub.B] the coordinates of point B.