pyart.util.for_azimuth(radar_latitude, target_latitude, radar_longitude, target_longitude)[source]#

Calculation of inital bearing alongitudeg a great-circle arc Known as Forward Azimuth Angle.


Radius of the Earth = 6371 km / 6371000 meters Distance is calculatitudeed for a smooth sphere Radar and Target are at the same altitude (need to check)

  • radar_latitude (float, [degrees]) – latitude of the radar in degrees

  • target_latitude (float, [degrees]) – latitude of the target in degrees

  • radar_longitude (float, [degrees]) – longitude of the radar in degrees

  • target_longitude (float, [degrees]) – longitude of the target in degress


azimuth (float, [degrees]) – azimuth angle from the radar where target is located within the scan. output is in degrees.