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First Results from new High-precision Measurements of Deflections of the Vertical in Switzerland

  • Anna Müller
  • Beat Bürki
  • Hans-Gert Kahle
  • Christian Hirt
  • Urs Marti
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 129)

Abstract

In October 2003 two modernized digital zenith camera systems have been deployed in Switzerland during the campaign CHGeo2003. The mission was carried out under the auspices of the Swiss Geodetic Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SAS) and coordinated by the Swiss Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo). The goal of the campaign was to provide additional highly accurate deflections of the vertical in order to contribute to an improvement of the presently used Swiss geoid CHGeo98. The observations were carried out at 68 selected stations covering regions with old or inadequate data. Further reasons of the campaign were the proof of the field capability and the comparison of both systems concerning their accuracy by observing at several stations simultaneously. The paper describes the realization of the campaign CHGeo2003 and the results obtained with the digital systems.

Keywords

Digital zenith camera deflection of the vertical campaign CHGeo2003 geoid model 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Müller
    • 1
  • Beat Bürki
    • 1
  • Hans-Gert Kahle
    • 1
  • Christian Hirt
    • 2
  • Urs Marti
    • 3
  1. 1.Geodesy and Geodynamics LaboratoryETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institut für ErdmessungUniversität HannoverHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Federal Office of Topography (swisstopo)WabernSwitzerland

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