Accession Number:

AD0420541

Title:

PRACTICAL COMPUTATION OF GRAVITY AT HIGH ALTITUDES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS INST OF GEODESY PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND CARTOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

Methods are compared for computing the gravity vector outside the earth. The gravity vector is conveniently split up into a normal part, the vector of normal gravity, and an anomalous part, the vector of gravity disturbance. The theoretical foundations and a practical method are given first for the computation of the vectors of normal gravity and gravitation. The method is adapted for electronic computation. A numerical example is given. Accuracy studies are made next in order to determine the best practical procedure for the computation of the gravity disturbances.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE