AFCRL's Experimental Aerial Gravimetry Program.
Environmental research papers Dec 65-Mar 68,
AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS
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Between December 1965 and March 1968 AFCRL conducted a series of experimental aerial gravity measurements to determine the feasibility of large scale aerial gravity surveys. This report gives the results of the program and includes a program background, instrumentation description including the four gravimeters tested, upward continuation of gravity methods and evaluation in the test area, data processing procedures including corrections and smoothing methods applied, representative sample profiles, accuracy achieved in terms of profile and mean anomalies, and other aerial gravity tests and studies including helicopter gravity tests, a systems analysis of aerial gravimetry, and gravimetry by means of gradient measurements. Author