How much is (in kms) 1 degree of Longitude in the Earth?
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Hi all, I am quiet new to Matlab and maybe my question sounds a bit trivial. I would like to know how many km corresponds 1 degree of LONGITUDE in the Earth (average radius: 6371 km, I am using the global model IASP91). I know that 1 degree in LATITUDE is about 111 km (k = (pi/180)*earth_radius) and that the corresponding longitude is a function of latitude. In particular, I suppose that near the equator the longitude in kms is about the cosine of the latitude at the same position. I would like to know if there is a more precise relationship or an existing function in Matlab which calculates that. Thank you so much for your help,