The Earth's Gravity Field Components of the Differences Between Gravity Disturbances and Gravity Anomalies

Robert Tenzer, A. Ellmann, P. Novák, P. Vajda

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Abstract

The differences between gravity anomalies and gravity disturbances are numerically investigated in this study. In particular, we demonstrate how the topography, atmosphere and mass irregularities enclosed within the geoid contribute to these differences. The numerical analysis is conducted at the area of study in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Results reveal that the dominant contributions due to the topography and mass irregularities within the geoid are similar in magnitude but opposite in sign to the extent that their combined contribution is reduced significantly.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationObserving our Changing Earth - Proceedings of the 2007 IAG General Assembly
Pages155-159
Number of pages5
Volume133
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event24th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2007 - Perugia, Italy
Duration: 2 Jul 200713 Jul 2007

Conference

Conference24th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2007
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityPerugia
Period2/07/0713/07/07

Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • Geoid
  • Gravity anomaly
  • Gravity disturbance
  • Topography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geophysics

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