Accession Number : AD0772279

Title :   The Geoid of Australia (Geoid Avstralii),

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

Personal Author(s) : Grushinskii,N. P. ; Pellinen,L. P.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The geoid for the territory of Australia was obtained according to the New Australian gravity survey. The influence of the remote areas was calculated by using satellite data. The anomalies in the areas without gravity measurements were obtained by successive interpolation with allowance for the relation of anomalies to heights. Comparison with Mather's and Fisher's derivations leads to errors on the order of plus or minus two m for the interior zones provided with surveys, and on the order of plus or minus four for the whole continent. A derivation of the orientation elements of the Australian ellipsoid was made. In conclusion, the primary necessity is pointed out for the gravimetric investigation of the South Sea. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Gravity, *Australia, Geodesy, Anomalies, Interpolation, Translations, USSR

Subject Categories : Geodesy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE