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dc.contributor.authorFeatherstone, Will
dc.contributor.authorOlliver, J.
dc.identifier.citationFeatherstone, W.E. and Olliver, J.G. 1997. A Method to Validate Gravimetric Geoid Computation Software Based on Stokes's Integral Formula. Journal of Geodesy 71 (9): pp. 571-576.

A method is presented with which to verify that the computer software used to compute a gravimetric geoid is capable of producing the correct results, assuming accurate input data. The Stokes, gravimetric terrain correction and indirect effect formulae are integrated analytically after applying a transformation to surface spherical coordinates centred on each computation point. These analytical results can be compared with those from geoid computation software using constant gravity data in order to verify its integrity. Results of tests conducted with geoid computation software are presented which illustrate the need for integration weighting factors, especially for those compartments close to the computation point.

dc.publisherSpringer - Verlag
dc.subjectterrain corrections
dc.subjectgeoid determination
dc.subjectStokes's integral
dc.titleA Method to Validate Gravimetric Geoid Computation Software Based on Stokes's Integral Formula
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Geodesy

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curtin.departmentDepartment of Spatial Sciences
curtin.accessStatusOpen access
curtin.facultyDepartment of Exploration Geophysics
curtin.facultyFaculty of Science and Engineering
curtin.facultyWA School of Mines

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