Accession Number : AD0746307

Title :   The External Gravity Potential on the Earth and Gravity Dependent Geodetic Paramete s.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jan 69-31 Dec 71,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF GEODETIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Uotila,Urho A.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : ;Contents: Integration of aerial gravity measurements with terrestrial data; Geodetic and geophysical applications of measured second and higher order horizontal and vertical gravity gradients; Normal earth models and those using topography and isostasy; Boundary-value problem of physical geodesy; Convergence of series and iterative procedures in physical geodesy; A general theory of the least squares; New orbital analysis technique for the determination of the gravity field from satellite data; Combination of general solution for potential coefficients and station coordinates with gravity data, deflection of the vertical and undulation information; The truncation and aliasing errors of spherical harmonic expansion; Satellite altimetry data in the determination of the earth's external gravitational field.

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MEASUREMENT), AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, ANOMALIES, MAPPING, GEODESICS, ORBITS, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICAL), LEAST SQUARES METHOD, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, POTENTIAL ENERGY

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE