Simple Layer Model of the Geopotential in Satellite Geodesy

  1. Soren W. Henriksen,
  2. Armando Mancini and
  3. Bernard H. Chovitz
  1. Karl-Rudolf Koch

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM015p0107

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

How to Cite

Koch, K.-R. (1972) Simple Layer Model of the Geopotential in Satellite Geodesy, in The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy (eds S. W. Henriksen, A. Mancini and B. H. Chovitz), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM015p0107

Author Information

  1. Institut Für Theoretische GeodäSie Der UniversitäT Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1972

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900155

Online ISBN: 9781118663646

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Keywords:

  • Earth;
  • Gravity anomalies;
  • Gravity field;
  • Moon;
  • Satellite geodesy

Summary

The method of satellite geodesy that represents the earth's gravity field by the potential of a simple layer is reviewed. This model of the geopotential, which has been applied to optical satellite observations and Doppler data, is compared with different representations of the gravity field.