meteo_spherical_distance: Calculate the distance between two locations

Description Usage Arguments Value Note Author(s) Examples

View source: R/meteo_distance.R

Description

This function uses the haversine formula to calculate the great circle distance between two locations, identified by their latitudes and longitudes.

Usage

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meteo_spherical_distance(lat1, long1, lat2, long2, units = "deg")

Arguments

lat1

Latitude of the first location.

long1

Longitude of the first location.

lat2

Latitude of the second location.

long2

Longitude of the second location.

units

Units of the latitude and longitude values. Possible values are:

  • deg: Degrees (default);

  • rad: Radians.

Value

A numeric value giving the distance (in kilometers) between the pair of locations.

Note

This function assumes an earth radius of 6,371 km.

Author(s)

Alex Simmons a2.simmons@qut.edu.au, Brooke Anderson brooke.anderson@colostate.edu

Examples

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meteo_spherical_distance(lat1 = -27.4667, long1 = 153.0217,
                         lat2 = -27.4710, long2 = 153.0234)

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