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Geoid Height Calculator
Entry ID: UNAVCO_GEIOD


Summary
Abstract: The Geoid Height Calculator calculates a geoid undulation at a point whose latitude and longitude is specified. The program is designed to use the potential coefficient model EGM96 and a set of spherical harmonic coefficients of a correction term. The correction term is composed of several different components, the primary one being the conversion of a height anomaly to a geoid undulation. The principles of this procedure were initially described in the paper: Use of Potential Coefficient Models for Geoid Undulation Determination Using a Spherical Harmonic Representation of the Height Anomaly/Geoid Undulation Difference by R.H. Rapp, Journal of Geodesy, 1996. This program is designed to be used with the constants of EGM96 and those of the WGS84(G873) System. The undulation will refer to the WGS84 ellipsoid.

Related URL
Link: GOTO WEB TOOL
Description: Access the Geoid Height Calculator.

ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Keywords
Calculator
Geiod
EGM96 Model


Personnel
LOU ESTEY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 303-381-7500
Fax: 303-381-7451
Email: estey at unavco.org
Contact Address:
UNAVCO
6350 Nautilus Drive
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80301-5554
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2013-08-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-08-21



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