Calculate area of a triangle, taking into account the earth curvature
I'm trying to work out the area of a 2D triangle from where I stand on earth to a plane in the sky. I can do this however I'm trying to take into account the earths curvature.. And then add that to the total area of the triangle.
I already know the distance from me to the plane and also the height of the plane.
Is there a formula for this?
Calculate area of a triangle, taking into account the earth curvature watch
- Thread Starter
- 07-05-2016 08:51
- 07-05-2016 09:10
- 07-05-2016 10:08
If you are an undergrad and have taken some topology maybe consider the surface area (between the three points) on a topological space with positive curvature.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SphericalTriangle.htmlLast edited by Louisb19; 07-05-2016 at 10:12.