Compute the coordinates of a circle placed at a given latitude and longitude.

Usage

coord = MakeCircleCoord (lat, lon, theta0, [cinterval])

Returns

coord : float, dimension(360/cinterval, 2)
The latitude [:,0] and longitude [:,1] coordinates of the circle in degrees.

Parameters

lat : float
The latitude of the center of the circle in degrees.
lon : float
The longitude of the center of the circle in degrees.
theta0 : float
The angular radius of the circle in degrees.
cinterval : optional, float, default = 1
Angular spacing in degrees of the output latitude and longitude points. If not present, the default is 1.

Description

MakeCircleCoord will calculate the latitude and longitude coordinates of a circle of angular radius theta0 placed on a sphere at position (lat, lon). This is useful for plotting circles on geographic maps. The first index in the output vectors corresponds to the point directly north of the cirlce origin, and subsequent points are arranged in a clockwise manner. Input and output units are in degrees.

See also

makeellipsecoord

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