AERODETIC ASPECTS OF ALTIMETRY

John C. Bellamy

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: Aerodetic or "dividing the atmosphere" reasoning shows that altimetry in low flying and landing aircraft would become both safer and easier with charts of D-values and S-values on the earth’s surface and by eliminating the use of altimeter settings. Conveniently effective flight, planning is also shown to depend upon acrodetic charts of D-values and S-values at vertical intervals of one nautical mile of barometric altitude. A nautical foot, equal to 16000 of a nautical mile, is proposed for international altimctric use so that these these charts can be prepared by weather services and can be fully utilized by flyers.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 10, Number 2
Pages: 119 - 128
Cite this article: Bellamy, John C., "AERODETIC ASPECTS OF ALTIMETRY", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 10, No. 2, Summer 1963, pp. 119-128.
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