Analysis of altimetry over the Aral Sea
- Au, Andrew Y.
- Apr 1, 1991.
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- Additional Creators:
- Brown, Richard D. and Welker, Jean E.
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- Satellite based altimetric data taken by GEOS-3, SEASAT, and GEOSAT over the Aral Sea are analyzed and a least squares collocation technique is used to predict the geoid undulations on a 0.25 by 0.25 degree grid and to transform these geoid undulations to free air gravity anomalies. Rapp's 180 by 180 geopotential model is taken as the empirical model. The collocation procedure is performed with a set of local residual empirical covariance functions. For comparison, Rapp's global covariance functions and Jordan's self-consistent theoretical covariance functions based on Jordan's formulation and on locally derived parameters are also used to grid geoid undulations and to predict gravity anomalies. The sensitivity of the collocation results to the choice of covariance functions is discussed.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19920002365.
Accession ID: 92N11583.
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