Analysis of earth tide observations

  • Hans-Georg Wenzel
Earth Tides
Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 66)


We will give in the following a short description of the analysis of earth tide observations. Earth tide analysis is usually carried out in order to estimate the frequency transfer function of the system Earth — station — sensor, where the parameters of the transfer function (i.e. the tidal parameters) are determined from a least squares adjustment of the earth tide observations. We will describe the mathematical model of the earth tide analysis program ANALYZE (Wenzel, 1996a,b) and we will give two examples.


Amplitude Spectrum Observation Equation Earth Tide Linear Time Invariant System Superconducting Gravimeter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Wenzel
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  1. 1.Geodätisches InstitutUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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