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COMMENTS ON GEODYNAMIC CONSTANTS,
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF
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Existing values of certain geodynamic constants determined from satellite data are reviewed and their reliability is assessed. It is the view point of the author that, due to uncertainties of both numerical values and the interpretation of satellite data, it is now premature to consider high-order mass functions as being known and es tablished. The discussion includes the question of representing gravity anomalies by tesseral harmonics so derived. The complexity of trans lating gravipotential satellite data into the geometrical shape earth is indicated. Ob jectives for further study are given and experi mental programs are suggested. Author
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