Accession Number : AD0676301

Title :   SOLUTION OF THE GEODETIC BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEM IN CASE OF A REFERENCE ELLIPSOID,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF GEODETIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Koch,Karl-Rudolf

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The solution of the boundary-value problem of physical geodesy in the case of a reference ellipsoid is given with a relative error of the order of the square of the flattening of the earth. The solution is obtained by representing the disturbing potential at the earth's surface as the potential of a simple layer and by introducing this expression into the boundary condition. If the earth's topography is neglected in the derived solution, a new solution of Stokes' problem for a reference ellipsoid is obtained. As an example, the geodetic boundary-value problem is solved for a mathematical model of the earth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GEODESICS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS), ELLIPSOIDS, SPHERES, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ERRORS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, TERRAIN, GRAVITY, ANOMALIES

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE