Accession Number:

ADA280358

Title:

Department of Defense World Geodetic System 1984: Its Definition and Relationships with Local Geodetic Systems. Second Edition

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

This technical report presents the Department of Defense DoD World Geodetic System 1984 WGS 84 developed as a replacement for WGS 72. The development of WGS 84 was initiated for the purpose of providing the more accurate geodetic and gravitational data required by DoD navigation and weapon systems. The new system represents the Defense Mapping Agencys modeling of the earth from a geometric, geodetic, and gravitational standpoint using data, techniques, and technology available through early 1984. Additional Doppler and GPS survey information has since been used to update the datum transformation tables. Angular Velocity of the Earth, Coordinate systems, Datums, Datum shifts, Datum transformations, Datum transformation multiple regression equations, Earth gravitational constant, Earth gravitational model, Ellipsoid constants, Ellipsoid flattening, Ellipsoidal gravity formula, Ellipsoid parameters, Ellipsoid semimajor axis, Flattening, Geodesy, Geodetic, Geodetic heights, Geodetic systems, Geoids, Geoid heights, Geoid undulations, Gravitation, Gravitational coefficients, Gravitational model, Gravitational potential, Gravity, Gravity formula, Gravity potential, Local datums, Local geodetic datums, Molodensky datum transformation formulas, Multiple regression equations, Reference frames, Reference systems, World geodetic system, World geodetic system 1984, WGS 84.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE