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A new height datum for Iran based on the combination of the gravimetric and geometric geoid models
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport and Economics (closed 20110301), Geodesy (closed 20110301).
2007 (English)In: Dynamic Planet: Monitoring and Understanding a Dynamic Planet with Geodetic and Oceanographic Tools / [ed] Tregoning, P; Rizos, C, 2007, Vol. 130, 480-487 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A new geoid model for Iran (IRG04) is computed based on the method of least squares modification of Stokes formula based on the most recent gravity anomaly database, SRTM high resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and GRACE GGM02 Global Geopotential Model. In order to define a new height datum for Iran, we attempt to combine this high resolution gravimetric geoid model with GPS/levelling data by using a corrective surface idea. The corrective surface is constructed based on 224 GPS/levelling points and then evaluated with 35 independent points. Different interpolation techniques were tested for the creation of the corrective surface; among them the Kriging method gives the minimum RMS and noise level versus the suggesting that GPS/levelling data. The RMS of fitting the new combined geoid model versus GPS/levelling data is 0.09 in, it is near 4 times better accuracy compared with the original gravimetric geoid model. Comparing the later model, the new surface should be more convenient and useful in definition of the new height datum, specifically in engineering and GPS/levelling projects.

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2007. Vol. 130, 480-487 p.
, International Association Of Geodesy Symposia, ISSN 0939-9585 ; 130
Keyword [en]
least squares modification, geoid, SRTM, GRACE, GPS/levelling, corrective surface, Kriging
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-39132ISI: 000245419400070ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884406877ISBN: 978-3-540-49349-5OAI: diva2:439777
IAG Symposium on Dynamic Planet Location: Cairns, Australia Date: AUG 22-26, 2005
Available from: 2011-09-09 Created: 2011-09-08 Last updated: 2011-09-09Bibliographically approved

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