Accession Number : AD0755418

Title :   Suggestion for an Improvement of the 1967 Geodetic Reference System (Vorschlag zu einer Verbesserung des Geodaetischen Referenzsystems 1967),

Corporate Author : DEFENSE MAPPING AGENCY AEROSPACE CENTER ST LOUIS MO TECHNICAL TRANSLATION BRANCH

Personal Author(s) : Hristow,Wladimir

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The 1967 Geodetic Reference System as adopted does not offer the possibility of unambiguously deriving either the earth's flattening or the formula for the normal gravity. In actuality, these data are missing: the earth's angular velocity (it is slowly decreasing), the ratio of the mass of the atmosphere to the mass of th earth, and also the coefficients J4, J6 of the higher harmonics in the potential of the earth's exterior gravitational field. Suggestions for improving this system are discussed.

Descriptors :   (*GRAVITY, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), CORRECTIONS, BULGARIA

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE