Conformal Latitude

Conformal latitude is defined by


The inverse is obtained by iterating the equation


using phi=chi as the first trial. A series form is


The conformal latitude was called the isometric latitude by Adams (1921), but this term is now used to refer to a different quantity.

See also

Authalic Latitude, Latitude

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Adams, O. S. "Latitude Developments Connected with Geodesy and Cartography with Tables, Including a Table for Lambert Equal-Area Meridianal Projections." Spec. Pub. No. 67. U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, pp. 18 and 84-85, 1921.Snyder, J. P. Map Projections--A Working Manual. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, pp. 15-16, 1987.

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