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geoidegm96

Calculate geoid height as determined from EGM96 Geopotential Model

Description

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N = geoidegm96(latitude,longitude) calculates the geoid height as determined from the EGM96 Geopotential Model. This function interpolates geoid heights from a 15-minute grid of point values in the tide-free system, using the EGM96 Geopotential Model to the degree and order 360. The geoid undulations are relative to the WGS84 ellipsoid.

N = geoidegm96(latitude,longitude,action) performs action if latitude latitude or longitude longitude are out of range.

Examples

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Calculate the geoid height at 42.4 degrees N latitude and 71.0 degrees E longitude

N = geoidegm96( 42.4, 71.0)
N =
  -36.5900

Calculate the geoid height at two different locations, with out-of-range actions generating warnings.

N = geoidegm96( [39.3,33.4], [-77.2, 36.5])
N =
  -33.0100   25.5500

Calculate the geoid height with latitude wrapping, with out-of-range actions displaying no warnings.

N = geoidegm96(100,150,'None')
N =
   36.4100

Input Arguments

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Geocentric latitudes, specified as an array of m values in degrees, where north latitude is positive and south latitude is negative. If lat is not within the range -90 to 90, inclusive, this function wraps the value to be within the range.

Data Types: double | single

Geocentric longitudes, specified as an array of m values in degrees, where east longitude is positive and west longitude is negative. If long is not within the range 0 to 360 inclusive, this function wraps the value to be within the range.

Data Types: double | single

Action for out-of-range input, specified as:

  • 'Error' — Displays warning and indicates that the input is out of range

  • 'Warning' — Displays error and indicates that the input is out of range

  • 'None' — Does not display warning or error

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Geoid height, returned as an array in meters. The function calculates geoid heights to 0.01 meters.

References

[1] NIMA TR8350.2: "Department of Defense World Geodetic System 1984, Its Definition and Relationship with Local Geodetic Systems."

[2] NASA/TP-1998-206861: "The Development of the Joint NASA GSFC and NIMA Geopotential Model EGM96."

Version History

Introduced in R2007b

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Behavior change in future release

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