Accession Number : AD0754236

Title :   Geopotential Coefficient Behavior to High Degree and Geoid Information by Wavelength,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS DEPT OF GEODETIC SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Rapp,Richard H.

Report Date : AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report contains two separate papers, one of which uses information developed in the other paper. In the first paper an improved model for representing anomaly degree variance (and consequently potential coefficient) behavior was determined using anomaly degree variances obtained from satellite derived potential coefficients and anomaly variance in 10 degree, 5 degree, 2 degree, 1 degree, and 5 minute blocks as estimated from terrestrial gravity information. The second paper uses two models describing potential coefficient behavior to estimate the root mean square geoid undulation by wavelength. Four wavelength types were defined: long wavelengths: l = 2 to 10; intermediate wavelengths: l = 11 to 100; short wavelength: l = 101 to 1000; and very short wavelengths: l = 1001 to infinity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), POTENTIAL ENERGY, ANOMALIES

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE