Estimate of the Gravity Anomalies of Venus

  1. Soren W. Henriksen,
  2. Armando Mancini and
  3. Bernard H. Chovitz
  1. P. Baldi,
  2. E. Boschi and
  3. M. Caputo

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM015p0275

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

The Use of Artificial Satellites for Geodesy

How to Cite

Baldi, P., Boschi, E. and Caputo, M. (1972) Estimate of the Gravity Anomalies of Venus, 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/GM015p0275

Author Information

  1. Istituto Di Fisica, and Istituto Di Geodesia, Universitá Di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

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:

  • Earthquakes;
  • Gravity anomalies;
  • Terrestial plants;
  • Topography;
  • Venus

Summary

We discuss the geodetic aspects and some physical features of the interior of Venus. The pressure, density, and temperature distributions are estimated. The gravity anomalies caused by convection currents, topography, and other effects are then estimated. We conclude that the tesseral harmonics of the field could be twice those found on the earth.