Dictionary:Clarke ellipsoid

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(clark) The basis for the North American geodetic datum, the reference datum in most of the Western Hemisphere; the Clarke 1866 ellipsoid. (There is also a Clarke 1880 ellipsoid that is used in Africa.) See Figure G-2. Named for Alexander Ross Clarke (1828–1914), British geodesist.