Accuracy of formulas for calculating dynamic heights

Earth Surface Processes & Geodynamics


First and Last Name Academic degree E-mail Affiliation
Elena Novikova Ph.D. elenanovikova131254 [at] Kryvyi Rih National University
Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
Alena Palamar Ph.D. palamar1alena [at] Kryvyi Rih National University
Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
Iryna Yeropunova No ira.eropunova12 [at] Kryvyi Rih NAtional University
Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

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In this study, the accuracy of the three known approximate formulae for calculating dynamic heights in the normal gravity field of the Earth for a level ellipsoid of the system WGS-84 is investigated.  A simple formula is proposed for the calculation of dynamic heights, the standard deviation of which for geodetic heights varying from 0 to 100 km does not exceed 0.1 m. This formula can be successfully applied not only in geodesy but also in meteorology.


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