THE RHUMB LINE ON THE ELLIPSOIDAL EARTH

Ralph Hoyt Bacon

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Abstract: Recently There have appeared in various journals articles describing the effects of the asphericity of the earth on navigation problems. It may be of interest to readers of this Journal to compare a rhumb line on an ellipsoid with one on a sphere. A rhum line is one whose angle of intersection with the meridians is a constant. A rhumb line is of interest because (among other possible reasons) it is easy to hold in navigating.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 7
Pages: 470 - 474
Cite this article: Bacon, Ralph Hoyt, "THE RHUMB LINE ON THE ELLIPSOIDAL EARTH", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 7, 1959, pp. 470-474.
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