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Journal of Geodetic Science

Editor-in-Chief: Sjöberg, Lars

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A contemporary perspective of geoid structure

H. Moritz
Published Online: 2010-12-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10156-010-0010-7

A contemporary perspective of geoid structure

The present paper reviews the contemporary state of definition and theory of the geoid. Key features are:quasigeoid, external gravitational field from satellites and its analytical downward continuation to the Earth's interior, data combination by least-squares collocation, and a new view of gravity reduction. This is done under the modern systematic perspective provided by the possibility of a purely geometric satellite determination of the Earth' surface by GPS combined with satellite altimetry.

Keywords: Analytical continuation; geoid; least squares collocation; physical geodesy; quasi geoid

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Published Online: 2010-12-31

Published in Print: 2011-03-01


Citation Information: Journal of Geodetic Science, ISSN (Online) 2081-9943, ISSN (Print) 2081-9919, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10156-010-0010-7.

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