Accession Number:

AD0783077

Title:

Random Orthogonal Set Functions and Stochastic Models for the Gravity Potential of the Earth

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-12-27

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The covariance function of the Newtonian potential of a random orthogonal set function of the unit sphere in three dimensions is derived, and it is shown that the coefficients to the series expansion of this are simply related to the moments of the covariance measure of the random set function. Furthermore, as an applicaton, it is shown that available gravity data indicates a mass distribution inside the Earth which becomes more and more irregular as one approaches the center of the Earth.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE