Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates. / Forsberg, René; Olesen, Arne Vestergaard; Alshamsi, Adel; Gidskehaug, Arne; Ses, Sahrum; Kadir, Majid; Peter, Benny.

In: Marine Geodesy, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2012, p. 221-232.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Forsberg, R, Olesen, AV, Alshamsi, A, Gidskehaug, A, Ses, S, Kadir, M & Peter, B 2012, 'Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates' Marine Geodesy, vol 35, no. 3, pp. 221-232., 10.1080/01490419.2012.672874

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Forsberg R, Olesen AV, Alshamsi A, Gidskehaug A, Ses S, Kadir M, Peter B. 2012. Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates. Marine Geodesy. 35(3):221-232. Available from: 10.1080/01490419.2012.672874

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Forsberg, René; Olesen, Arne Vestergaard; Alshamsi, Adel; Gidskehaug, Arne; Ses, Sahrum; Kadir, Majid; Peter, Benny / Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates.

In: Marine Geodesy, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2012, p. 221-232.

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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title = "Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis Inc.",
author = "René Forsberg and Olesen, {Arne Vestergaard} and Adel Alshamsi and Arne Gidskehaug and Sahrum Ses and Majid Kadir and Benny Peter",
year = "2012",
doi = "10.1080/01490419.2012.672874",
volume = "35",
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pages = "221--232",
journal = "Marine Geodesy",
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T1 - Airborne Gravimetry Survey for the Marine Area of the United Arab Emirates

A1 - Forsberg,René

A1 - Olesen,Arne Vestergaard

A1 - Alshamsi,Adel

A1 - Gidskehaug,Arne

A1 - Ses,Sahrum

A1 - Kadir,Majid

A1 - Peter,Benny

AU - Forsberg,René

AU - Olesen,Arne Vestergaard

AU - Alshamsi,Adel

AU - Gidskehaug,Arne

AU - Ses,Sahrum

AU - Kadir,Majid

AU - Peter,Benny

PB - Taylor & Francis Inc.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - The Military Survey Department (MSD) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) undertook an airborne gravity survey project for the marine area of the country in 2009, especially to strengthen the marine and coastal geoid in the near-shore regions. For the airborne gravity survey, 5 km spacing coast-parallel flight lines were planned and surveyed. These lines were supplemented by cross-lines in order to assess the quality of the airborne gravity surveys. The flight lines were extended 10 km, spacing lines further offshore. A Beech King Air 350 aircraft was used for the surveys, collecting data at a typical flight speed of 170 knots and a typical flight elevation of 900-1500 m, depending on weather conditions and topography. Gravity was measured with a ZLS-modified LaCoste and Romberg gravimeter (S-99), augmented with a Honeywell strap-down inertial navigation system unit. The estimated accuracy for the airborne gravity data is better than 2.0 mGal r.m.s., as judged from the airborne track crossovers. The new airborne gravimetry data changed the UAE coastal geoid by up to 30 cm in some regions, highlighting the importance of airborne gravity coastal surveys.

AB - The Military Survey Department (MSD) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) undertook an airborne gravity survey project for the marine area of the country in 2009, especially to strengthen the marine and coastal geoid in the near-shore regions. For the airborne gravity survey, 5 km spacing coast-parallel flight lines were planned and surveyed. These lines were supplemented by cross-lines in order to assess the quality of the airborne gravity surveys. The flight lines were extended 10 km, spacing lines further offshore. A Beech King Air 350 aircraft was used for the surveys, collecting data at a typical flight speed of 170 knots and a typical flight elevation of 900-1500 m, depending on weather conditions and topography. Gravity was measured with a ZLS-modified LaCoste and Romberg gravimeter (S-99), augmented with a Honeywell strap-down inertial navigation system unit. The estimated accuracy for the airborne gravity data is better than 2.0 mGal r.m.s., as judged from the airborne track crossovers. The new airborne gravimetry data changed the UAE coastal geoid by up to 30 cm in some regions, highlighting the importance of airborne gravity coastal surveys.

KW - Airborne gravimetry

KW - Gravity anomaly

KW - Marine geoid

U2 - 10.1080/01490419.2012.672874

DO - 10.1080/01490419.2012.672874

JO - Marine Geodesy

JF - Marine Geodesy

SN - 0149-0419

IS - 3

VL - 35

SP - 221

EP - 232

ER -