If a base map is constructed so that its scale is proportional to the sine of the latitude the geostrophic wind speed would be everywhere constant for a given contour spacing. Such a map construction is presented and an analysis is made of the errors introduced due to its being slightly non-conformal at certain latitudes.
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Williams, A. F., 1950: A “Geostrophic Map”. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 31, 315–317, https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0477-31.9.315.
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