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

Calculated of the great circle distance between radar and target


Radius of the Earth = 6371 km / 6371000 meters Distance is calculated 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


distance (float, [meters]) – Great-Circle Distance between radar and target in meters