The AUSGeoid98 gravimetric geoid model of Australia has been computed using data from the EGM96 global geopotential model, the 1996 release of the Australian gravity database, a nationwide digital elevation model, and satellite altimeter-derived marine gravity anomalies. The geoid heights are on a 2 by 2 arcminute grid with respect to the GRS80 ellipsoid, and residual geoid heights were computed using the I-D fast Fourier transform technique. This has been adapted to include a deterministically modified kernel over a spherical cap of limited spatial extent in the generalised Stokes scheme. Comparisons of AUSGeoid98 with GPS and Australian Height Datum (AHD) heights across the continent give an RMS agreement of +/-0.364 m, although this apparently large value is attributed partly to distortions in the AHD.
|Journal||Journal of Geodesy|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- modified kernels
- practical geoid computation
- gravity data processing
Featherstone, W. E., Kirby, J. F., Kearsley, A. H. W., Gilliland, J. R., Johnston, G. M., Steed, J., Forsberg, R., & Sideris, M. G. (2001). The AUSGeoid98 geoid model of Australia: data treatment, computations and comparisons with GPS-levelling data. Journal of Geodesy, 75(5-6), 313-330.