Determination of Gravity Anomalies by Satellite Geodesy

  1. Soren W. Henriksen,
  2. Armando Mancini and
  3. Bernard H. Chovitz
  1. K. Arnold

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM015p0177

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

How to Cite

Arnold, K. (1972) Determination of Gravity Anomalies by 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/GM015p0177

Author Information

  1. Central Earth Physics Institute, Potsdam, German Democratic Republic

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:

  • Free-air anomalies;
  • Gravity anomalies;
  • Rotation matrix;
  • Satellite;
  • Satellite geodesy

Summary

The satellite orbit perturbations are expressed in free-air anomalies. The station coordinates, the constant errors in the orbital elements, and the atmospheric perturbations are eliminated automatically by the method. Some of the ground anomalies are introduced as given values. Along these lines, it is possible to derive special observation equations that contain only the unknown gravity anomalies as variable parameters to be obtained by the method of least squares.