Accession Number:

AD0748527

Title:

Geodetic Gravimetry,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS MO TECHNICAL TRANSLATION BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

579.0

Abstract:

The fundamental problems of geodetic gravimetry are presented beginning with a short historical sketch on the development of the earth-figure theory. Discussions include theory of the potential, Gausss formulas, Greens transformations, the solution of the Direchlet problem for the sphere and Poissons integral. Spherical functions and harmonics are taken into consideration. Stokes problem and the theory of the earths physical surface are discussed. The solution of Molodenskiys integral equation is given in two variations. General concepts on three possible constructions of the theory of the earths physical surface are provided. The theoyr of orthometric, normal and dynamic heights is presented in detail. A detailed description is given of the computation process of astrogeodetic deflections of the vertical. The theory and practice of gravimetric determinations and their processing are explained. Land and sea gravimetric measurements are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE