Canting angle

From Glossary of Meteorology

canting angle

Typically used to describe a hydrometeor's orientation relative to some fixed frame of reference, such as the direction of propagation of a radar wave, the direction of polarization of that wave, or the true vertical. A hydrometeor's canting or orientation is fully described by a set three angles [called the Euler angles (see Wikipedia 2018)].

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2018: Euler angles. Accessed 9 April 2018. Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler_angles.


Term edited 9 April 2018.


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