Accession Number:

AD0673363

Title:

A METHOD FOR THE COMBINATION OF SATELLITE AND GRAVIMETRIC DATA,

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Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF GEODETIC SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

A set of 2261 5 degrees x 5 degrees mean anomalies was used alone and with satellite determined harmonic coefficients of the Smithsonian Institution to determine the geopotential to various degrees, the highest being n 14. The results of these solutions were used to form a global 5 degrees x 5 degrees anomaly field referred to the International Gravity Formula. A by-product of this investigation was a value of equatorial gravity of 978.0463 gals in the Potsdam system or 978.0326 gals in an absolute system if -13.7 mgals is taken as the Potsdam correction. Combining this value of gamma sub E with f 1298.25, KM 3.986088 X 10 to the 20th power cm cubedsec squared, the consistent equatorial radius was found to be 6378141m. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE