A note on the surface gravity of the earth (Formulas for determining gravitational constant at any point on earth surface and shape of geoid)

Rajappa, N and Viswanathan, KS (1964) A note on the surface gravity of the earth (Formulas for determining gravitational constant at any point on earth surface and shape of geoid). Planetary and Space Science, 12 (11). pp. 1027-1033.

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Abstract

By using the data made available by artificial satellites, the coefficients of several harmonic terms in the gravitational potential of the Earth have been determined accurately by many workers. The new advances in our knowledge of the gravitational potential enable one to predict the gravity at any point on the surface of the Earth to a degree of accuracy unattainable before. The longitudinal variation of the surface gravity flows naturally from the tesseral harmonic terms in the gravitational potential. In this note, an expression has been derived for the figure of the geoid, correct to terms of the order 10x2212;9.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science Ltd.,
Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth surface;Geoids;Gravitation;Gravitational constant;Surface Properties
Subjects: GEOSCIENCES > Geophysics
Division/Department: Flight Mechanics and Control Division, Other
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:39
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/917

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