Accession Number:

AD0755418

Title:

Suggestion for an Improvement of the 1967 Geodetic Reference System (Vorschlag zu einer Verbesserung des Geodaetischen Referenzsystems 1967),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS MO TECHNICAL TRANSLATION BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The 1967 Geodetic Reference System as adopted does not offer the possibility of unambiguously deriving either the earths flattening or the formula for the normal gravity. In actuality, these data are missing the earths angular velocity it is slowly decreasing, the ratio of the mass of the atmosphere to the mass of th earth, and also the coefficients J4, J6 of the higher harmonics in the potential of the earths exterior gravitational field. Suggestions for improving this system are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE