Advertisement

DGFI-TUM Analysis and Scale Investigations of the Latest Terrestrial Reference Frame Realizations

  • Mathis BloßfeldEmail author
  • Detlef Angermann
  • Manuela Seitz
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 149)

Abstract

Solutions for the most recent realization of the International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRS) were computed by the three ITRS Combination Centers (CCs) of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), namely the IGN in Paris (France), the JPL in Pasadena (USA), and the DGFI-TUM in Munich (Germany). Thereby, the solutions of IGN and DGFI-TUM comprise conventional parameters of the ITRS (station coordinates and velocities) at a reference epoch as defined in the IERS Conventions 2010. Although the two solutions are based on identical input data, there exist systematic differences between them.

Within all ITRS realizations, the scale is realized as a mean scale between SLR (satellite laser ranging) and VLBI (very long baseline interferometry). If the combined scale is compared to the scale realized by both techniques itself, the IGN solution reveals significant differences between SLR and VLBI whereas the DGFI-TUM solution shows much smaller differences.

When the combined solutions of IGN and DGFI-TUM as well as the single-technique solutions of both institutions are investigated and compared, a significant scale difference between SLR and VLBI is only visible in the IGN analysis but not in the results of the two other ITRS CCs. It is also found that the scale analysis via Helmert parameter is very difficult since the results are quite sensitive w.r.t. particular station networks. In addition, scale comparisons of the IVS and ILRS CCs also do not confirm a systematic scale offset.

Keywords

DTRF2014 ITRF2014 JTRF2014 Local ties TRF scale VLBI and SLR co-locations 

References

  1. Altamimi Z, Rebischung P, Metivier P et al (2016) ITRF2014: A new release of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame modeling non-linear station motions. J Geophys Res 121(8):6109–6131. https://doi.org/0.1002/2016JB013098 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Seitz M, Angermann D, Bloßfeld M et al (2012) The 2008 DGFI realization of the ITRS: DTRF2008. J Geod 86(12):1097–1123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00190-012-0567-2 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Seitz M, Bloßfeld M, Angermann D et al (2016) The new DGFI-TUM realization of the ITRS: DTRF2014 (data). Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Munich.  https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.864046 (Open Access)
  4. Wu X, Abbondanza C, Altamimi Z et al (2015) KALREF-a Kalman filter and time series approach to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame realization. J Geophys Res Solid Earth 3775–3802. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011622

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathis Bloßfeld
    • 1
    Email author
  • Detlef Angermann
    • 1
  • Manuela Seitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Geodätisches ForschungsinstitutTechnische Universität München (DGFI-TUM)MunichGermany

Personalised recommendations