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Title: A Graphical Method for Great Circle Routes
Authors: Tien-Pen Hsu
Chih-Li Chen
Tsung-Hsuan Hsieh
Contributors: 國立臺灣海洋大學:商船學系
Keywords: great circle route
transoceanic shipping
waypoints
celestial meridian diagram
Date: 2017
Issue Date: 2018-06-11T02:28:46Z
Publisher: Polish Maritime Research
Abstract: Abstract: A great circle route (GCR) is the shortest route on a spherical earth model. Do we have a visual diagram to handle the shortest route? In this paper, a graphical method (GM) is proposed to solve the GCR problems based on the celestial meridian diagram (CMD) in celestial navigation. Unlike developed algebraic methods, the GM is a geometric method. Appling computer software to graph, the GM does not use any equations but is as accurate as using algebraic methods. In addition, the GM, which emphasizes the rotational surface, can depict a GCR and judge its benefit.
Relation: 24(1) pp.12-21
URI: http://ntour.ntou.edu.tw:8080/ir/handle/987654321/46898
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