Some Features of TOPEX/POSEIDON Data Application in Gravimetry

  • O. Yu. VinogradovaEmail author
  • E. A. Spiridonov
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 138)


The values of \( \Delta g \) corrections for vertical component of gravity produced by TOPEX/POSEIDON sea level variations were estimated. With this aim, the M. Molodensky boundary problem for deformation of elastic gravitating compressible sphere was solved. An equation connecting boundary conditions on the mantle surface and bottom was obtained. The values of load Love numbers for several models of upper layers of the Earth were calculated. We demonstrate that magnitude of \( \Delta g \) corrections appreciably depend from used models of the upper mantle and lithosphere structure.


Load love numbers Load oceanic effect 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Russian Academy of ScienceInstitute for Physics of the EarthMoscowRussia

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