Accession Number:

ADA165691

Title:

The Estimation of Geopotentials by Way of Geophysical Inverse Theory.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Satellite to satellite tracking data SST can be used to measure the geopotential at the satellite altitude. This measurement can be used to estimate the Earths gravity field at the Earths surface, the so-called inverse problem. Geophysical inverse theory is applied to this inverse problem, and numerical methods are developed and tested. Geophysical inverse theory is used to map the geopotential from the satellite altitude to a lower surface. Two configurations are explored and the geopotential in a local network is recovered with less than 4 error. Keywords Geoid Metric data Geophysical inverse theory Elliptic integrals Theta functions.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE