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area_sphere.c File Reference

GIS Library - Sphereical area calculation routines. More...

#include <math.h>
#include <grass/gis.h>
#include "pi.h"
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void G_begin_zone_area_on_sphere (double r, double s)
 Initialize calculations for sphere. More...
double G_darea0_on_sphere (double lat)
 Calculates integral for area between two latitudes. More...
double G_area_for_zone_on_sphere (double north, double south)
 Calculates area between latitudes. More...

Detailed Description

GIS Library - Sphereical area calculation routines.

(C) 2001-2009 by the GRASS Development Team

This program is free software under the GNU General Public License (>=v2). Read the file COPYING that comes with GRASS for details.

Original author CERL

Definition in file area_sphere.c.

Function Documentation

◆ G_area_for_zone_on_sphere()

double G_area_for_zone_on_sphere ( double  north,
double  south 

Calculates area between latitudes.

This routine shows how to calculate area between two lats, but isn't efficient for row by row since G_darea0_on_sphere() will be called twice for the same lat, once as a south then again as a north.

Returns the area between latitudes north and south scaled by the factor s passed to G_begin_zone_area_on_sphere().


Definition at line 69 of file area_sphere.c.

References G_darea0_on_sphere().

◆ G_begin_zone_area_on_sphere()

void G_begin_zone_area_on_sphere ( double  r,
double  s 

Initialize calculations for sphere.

Initializes raster area calculations for a sphere. The radius of the sphere is r and s is a scale factor to allow for calculations of a part of the zone (see G_begin_zone_area_on_ellipsoid()).

rradius of sphere
sscale factor

Definition at line 35 of file area_sphere.c.

◆ G_darea0_on_sphere()

double G_darea0_on_sphere ( double  lat)

Calculates integral for area between two latitudes.

area value

Definition at line 47 of file area_sphere.c.

References Radians, and st.

Referenced by G_area_for_zone_on_sphere().