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Application of Molodensky's method for precise determination of geoid in Iran

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doi: 10.2478/v10156-011-0004-0
Authors:Abdollahzadeh, Makan; Alamdari, Mehdi
Author Affiliations:Primary:
K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Tehran, Iran
Volume Title:Journal of Geodetic Science
Source:Journal of Geodetic Science, 1(3), p.259-270. Publisher: De Gruyter Open, Warsaw, Poland. ISSN: 2081-9943
Publication Date:2011
Note:In English. 49 refs.; illus., incl. 4 tables, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Determination of the geoid with a high accuracy is a challenging task among geodesists. Its precise determination is usually carried out by combining a global geopotential model with terrestrial gravity anomalies measured in the region of interest along with some topographic information. In this paper, Molodensky's approach is used for precise determination of height anomaly. To do this, optimum combination of global geopotential models with the validated terrestrial surface gravity anomalies and some deterministic modification schemes are investigated. Special attention is paid on the strict modelling of the geoidal height and height anomaly difference. The accuracy of the determined geoid is tested on the 513 points of Iranian height network the geoidal height of which are determined by the GPS observations.
Subjects:CHAMP; Earth; Geodesy; Geoid; Geophysical methods; Global navigation satellite systems; Global Positioning System; GOCE; GRACE; Gravity anomalies; Gravity methods; Laplace transformations; Leveling; Navier-Stokes equations; Numerical models; Satellite methods; Terrestrial environment; Molodensky method
Coordinates:N250000 N393000 E0632000 E0440000
Record ID:777960-8
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