تخمین جهانی پتانسیل ژئوئید، توپوگرافی سطح دریا و ژئوئید بر اساس مشاهدات ارتفاع‌سنجی ماهواره‌ای

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Using satellite altimetry derived mean sea level (MSL), geopotential coefficients in terms of ellipsoidal harmonics from recent satellite gravimetry missions, gravity potential values over a grid consisting of 33,486 points at global sea areas are computed and the mean value of the gravity potential at MSL is calculated as a new geoid’s potential value. In this way we have exactly followed the Gauss-Listing definition of geoid for computation of geoid’s potential value and arrived at the value as the main product of this study. Knowing, (1) coordinates of the grid points over MSL, (2) the geoid’s potential value, and (3) the potential values at the MSL, made it possible to compute the potential difference between MSL and geoid potential value, which was next transformed into height difference via Bruns formula to arrive at Sea Surface Topography (SST) and a global marine geoid as the second and third products of the study.

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