The analysis of the tide and drift correction models for precise gravity surveying

Jisun Lee, Jay Hyoun Kwon

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Recently more gravity data is being obtained due to the increased demands from the fields of geodesy, geophysics, and military. In general, the observed gravity values are corrected for the effect of tide, instrument drift, and instrument height to generate the absolute gravity values at a point. Until yet, the models for tide and drift corrections and those procedures are not determined in Korea which led to the inconsistent data processing for different data sets. Therefore, in this study, the models for tide and drift are analyzed to select the appropriate models. Based on the analysis, it was found that there is not much difference between Longman and Tamura tide models for celestial objects. Earth tide, however, should be considered in tide correction procedure. In drift corrections, the difference between the model considering only the common points and that considering all points appears significantly large up to 0.04mGal. In this case, the model with all points should be used as it the correct one according to the adjustment theory and it generates estimates with better precision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)523-530
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Korean Society of Surveying, Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2010


  • Drift correction
  • Earth tide
  • Tide correction


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