colatitude


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colatitude

(koh-lat -ă-tewd) The complement of the celestial latitude (β) of a celestial body, i.e. the angle (90° – β). See ecliptic coordinate system.

colatitude

[kō′lad·ə‚tüd]
(geodesy)
Ninety degrees minus the latitude.
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First of all we partitioned the phantom surfaces at grid points located at the colatitude angles [[theta].
In order to make this process more concrete, we have included a sample surface triangulation with [upsilon] = 5 colatitude angles and h = 8 azimuthal angles in Fig.
The colatitude of the bottom of the North polar cap, [[theta].
The colatitude of top of the South polar cap is then [pi] - [[theta].
1] [member of ] R, considered modulo 2[pi], and d - 1 colatitudes, [[alpha].
F] to produce an increasing list of "fitting" colatitudes of caps, defined by
The area of each corresponding "fitting" collar is given by successive colatitudes in this list.
This means that the collars of EQ(2, N) are free to rotate without changing diameters of the regions and without changing the colatitudes of the collars.
For a purely isotropic distribution of points on a sphere, the colatitudes (corresponding to the angle [theta]) of the points have the density function [PHI]([theta])= 1/2 sin [theta] on [0, [pi]].