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# How are sines and cosines used in meteorology?

###### Wiki User

###### October 07, 2014 1:41AM

In trigonometry sines and cosines are used to solve a mathematical problem. And sines and cosines are also used in meteorology in estimating the height of the clouds.

## Related Questions

###### Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Electronics Engineering

### In Fourier transformation and Fourier series which one follows periodic nature?

The Fourier series can be used to represent any periodic signal
using a summation of sines and cosines of different frequencies and
amplitudes. Since sines and cosines are periodic, they must form
another periodic signal. Thus, the Fourier series is period in
nature. The Fourier series is expanded then, to the complex plane,
and can be applied to non-periodic signals. This gave rise to the
Fourier transform, which represents a signal in the
frequency-domain. See links.

###### Asked in Trigonometry

### Can this be used for sines?

###### Asked in Algebra

### What is cot x sin x simplified?

###### Asked in Numbers , Mathematical Constants, Complex Numbers

### Why are imaginary numbers important?

They are used for working out equations where the numbers you
are working with are not physically possible, but we just imagine
they are, such as the square root of a negative number
In engineering, especially Electrical Engineering, using complex
numbers to represent signals (rather than sines and/or cosines)
make comparing and working with signals easier.

###### Asked in Trigonometry

### What is table of cosines?

###### Asked in School Subjects, Math and Arithmetic, Geometry

### How do you find the unknown angle of a triangle?

If you have two other angles, then add up those 2 and subtract
that from 180. if you have all 3 sides then use the law of cosines:
a squared = b squared + c squared - 2bc (cos A) If you have one
angle and the 2 included sides, use the law of cosines as well. if
you have an angle and the length of its opposite side, and the side
opposite to the angle you want, then use the law of sines: sin A/ a
= sin B/ b if you have the angle and the length of its opposite
side and another angle, use the law of sines to figure out the
unwanted angle anyway and then follow situation 1.