# Azimuth

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 Revision as of 17:59, 26 May 2010 (edit)Joe (Talk | contribs)← Previous diff Current revision (06:37, 9 August 2011) (edit) (undo)Joe (Talk | contribs) (2 intermediate revisions not shown.) Line 1: Line 1: - '''[[Azimuth]]''' is the angle from a reference vector in a reference plane to a second vector in the same plane, pointing toward, (but not necessarily meeting), something of interest. For example, with the sea as your reference plane, the azimuth of the Sun might be the angle between due North and the point on the horizon the Sun is currently over. + [[Image:Horizontal coordinate system 2.png|framed|thumb|400px| HORIZONTAL COORDINATES. '''Azimuth''', from the North point (red) -also from the South point toward the West (blue). '''Altitude''', green.]] - An imaginary line drawn along the surface of the sea might point in the direction of the Sun, but would obviously never meet it. Azimuth is usually measured in '''[[degrees]]''' (°). The concept is used in many practical applications including navigation, astronomy, mapping, mining and artillery. The word azimuth is derived from the Arabic word السمت as-simt, which means direction, referring to the ways or directions a person faces. + '''[[Azimuth]]''' is the angle from a reference vector in a reference plane to a second vector in the same plane, pointing toward, (but not necessarily meeting), something of interest. - [[Image:Horizontal coordinate system 2.png|framed|none| HORIZONTAL COORDINATES. '''Azimuth''', from the North point (red) -also from the South point toward the West (blue). '''Altitude''', green.]] + For example, with the sea as your reference plane, the azimuth of the Sun might be the angle between due North and the point on the horizon the Sun is currently over. - ---- + An imaginary line drawn along the surface of the sea might point in the direction of the Sun, but would obviously never meet it. Azimuth is usually measured in '''[[degrees]]''' (°). - Also See + + The concept is used in many practical applications including navigation, astronomy, mapping, mining and artillery. The word azimuth is derived from the Arabic word السمت as-simt, which means direction, referring to the ways or directions a person faces. + + + == '''Also See''' == *'''[[Vertical drop]]''' *'''[[Vertical drop]]''' *'''[[latitude]]''' *'''[[latitude]]''' Line 13: Line 16: *'''[[Global Positioning System]]''' *'''[[Global Positioning System]]''' *'''[[Zenith]]''' *'''[[Zenith]]''' + *'''[[Nadir]]''' ---- ---- Return to '''[[Snow and Weather Glossary]]''', '''[[Working with Snow]], [[Freestyle Skiing]]''' Return to '''[[Snow and Weather Glossary]]''', '''[[Working with Snow]], [[Freestyle Skiing]]''' [[Category:Freestyle Glossary]][[Category:Working with Snow and the Weather]][[Category:Weather]][[Category:Snow]][[Category:Freestyle Course Preparation]] [[Category:Freestyle Glossary]][[Category:Working with Snow and the Weather]][[Category:Weather]][[Category:Snow]][[Category:Freestyle Course Preparation]]

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HORIZONTAL COORDINATES. Azimuth, from the North point (red) -also from the South point toward the West (blue). Altitude, green.

Azimuth is the angle from a reference vector in a reference plane to a second vector in the same plane, pointing toward, (but not necessarily meeting), something of interest.

For example, with the sea as your reference plane, the azimuth of the Sun might be the angle between due North and the point on the horizon the Sun is currently over.

An imaginary line drawn along the surface of the sea might point in the direction of the Sun, but would obviously never meet it. Azimuth is usually measured in degrees (°).

The concept is used in many practical applications including navigation, astronomy, mapping, mining and artillery. The word azimuth is derived from the Arabic word السمت as-simt, which means direction, referring to the ways or directions a person faces.