Future Requirements for the Global Standardization of International Gravity Data
Published:January 01, 1963
G. P. Woollard, J. C. Rose, 1963. "Future Requirements for the Global Standardization of International Gravity Data", International Gravity Measurements, George P. Woollard, John C. Rose
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The various gravimetric studies carried out under the University of Wisconsin-Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution gravimetric program have shown that there are several points of weakness in the international program. These can be summarized as pertaining to instrumentation, base sites, observational procedures, calibration standardization, data reduction procedure, and special studies. Until these various topics have been dealt with in a satisfactory manner, there is likely to be considerable uncertainty in using international gravimetric measurements for various geodetic and geophysical studies.
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“Originally established to test reliability of the world network of firstorder international gravity bases, the program was expanded to include establishment of a series of reliable pendulum gravity control measurements in North America to assure a potential accuracy of 1 mGal or better on any global series of measurements. Studies also expanded and standardized existing gravity surveys of the United States for reliable gravity anomaly maps, and evaluated reliability and gravity standards used for global work.”