nm2deg

Convert spherical distance from nautical miles to degrees

Syntax

``deg = nm2deg(nm)``
``deg = nm2deg(nm,radius)``
``deg = nm2deg(nm,sphere)``

Description

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````deg = nm2deg(nm)` converts distances from nautical miles to degrees, as measured along a great circle on a sphere with a radius of 3440.065 nm, the mean radius of the Earth.```

example

````deg = nm2deg(nm,radius)` converts distances from nautical miles to degrees, as measured along a great circle on a sphere having the specified radius.```
````deg = nm2deg(nm,sphere)` converts distances from nautical miles to degrees, as measured along a great circle on a sphere approximating an object in the Solar System.```

Examples

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Convert 500 nautical miles to degrees, as measured along a great circle on the Earth. By default, the `nm2deg` function assumes your input is a measurement of the Earth, which is represented as a sphere with a radius of 3440.065 nautical miles.

`deg = nm2deg(500)`
```deg = 8.3277 ```

Convert 500 nautical miles to degrees, as measured along a great circle on a sphere with a radius of 3432 nautical miles.

`deg = nm2deg(500,3432)`
```deg = 8.3473 ```

Input Arguments

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Distance in nautical miles, specified as a numeric array.

Data Types: `single` | `double`

Radius of sphere in units of nautical miles, specified as a numeric scalar.

Sphere approximating an object in the Solar System, specified as one of the following values: `'sun'`, `'moon'`, `'mercury'`, `'venus'`, `'earth'`, `'mars'`, `'jupiter'`, `'saturn'`, `'uranus'`, `'neptune'`, or `'pluto'`. The value of `sphere` is case-insensitive.

Output Arguments

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Distance in degrees, returned as a numeric array.

Data Types: `single` | `double`

Version History

Introduced in R2007a