Airborne gravimetry used in precise geoid computations by ring integration

A.H.W. Kearsley, René Forsberg, Arne Vestergaard Olesen, L. Bastos, K. Hehl, U. Meyer, A. Gidskehaug

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Two detailed geoids have been computed in the region of North Jutland. The first computation used marine data in the offshore areas. For the second computation the marine data set was replaced by the sparser airborne gravity data resulting from the AG-MASCO campaign of September 1996. The results of comparisons of the geoid heights at on-shore geometric control showed that the geoid heights computed from the airborne gravity data matched in precision those computed using the marine data, supporting the view that airborne techniques have enormous potential for mapping those unsurveyed areas between the land-based data and the off-shore marine or altimetrically derived data.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Geodesy
Issue number10
Pages (from-to)600-605
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • extension
  • geoid computation
  • gravity field
  • airborne gravimetry


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