# Algorithm for the first order hydrostatic ellipticity of a planet

Published: 01-01-1980| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mvbg7kf3zd.1

Contributor:

Wooil Moon

## Description

Title of program: HYDELP Catalogue Id: ACZT_v1_0 Nature of problem In geophysics the first order ellipticity of a planet is often required for a given model. In this new method the hydrostatic ellipticity of a planet can be calculated as a function of the mean radius. The input data needed are a set of values of the density of the planet as a function of the mean radius. The density model may have several jump discontinuities. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ACZT_v1_0; HYDELP; 10.1016/0010-4655(80)90067-3 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)