geodetic latitude


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geodetic latitude

[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik ′lad·ə‚tüd]
(geodesy)
Angular distance between the plane of the equator and a normal to the spheroid; a geodetic latitude differs from the corresponding astronomical latitude by the amount of the meridional component of station error. Also known as geographic latitude; topographical latitude.

geodetic latitude

geodetic latitude
The angular distance between the plane of the equator and a normal to the spheroid. It is the astronomical latitude corrected for the meridional component of the deflection of the vertical. This is the latitude used for charts. Also called the geographic latitude and topographical latitude.
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i]--curvature radius of prime vertical, computed for geodetic latitude [B.
Geodetic latitude is computed by a method of approximations.
The 2x2 arc-min gravity anomalies at the Earth's surface over the data area bounded by the parallels of 25 and 60 arc-deg southern geodetic latitude and the meridians of 160 and 190 arc-deg western longitude were used to determine the gravimetric geoid heights.
The gravimetric geoid model compiled on a 2x2 arc-min geographical grid at the computation area of New Zealand and its continental shelf bounded by the parallels of 28 and 57 arc-deg southern geodetic latitude and the meridians of 163 and 187 arc-deg eastern longitude is shown in Fig.
Converting authalic to WGS 84 geodetic latitude using the transformation equations found in Snyder (1987).