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Tierra del Fuego

  Authors: M.E. Gomez, et al.     Created: 2014    Resp: M.E. Gomez  
      Status: ON-DEMAND   
This is a combined quasigeoid (gravimetric/geometric) model for almost the whole province of Tierra del Fuego, computed by means of the Equivalent Source Technique (EST) and the remove-restore technique. The geodetic reference frame is TDF08. The EIGEN-GL04c global gravity model up to degree and order 200 is used to remove the long wavelength part of the spectrum, while the residual terrain correction is based on the SRTM3 digital elevation model. The integration of gravimetric and GPS/levelling data for the computation of the quasi geoid model is performed by EST, which is basically an inverse gravimetric problem for the estimation of a proper set of point masses. A cross-validation procedure over a set of height anomalies shows a 5 cm error r.m.s. for most of the Argentine part of the island, with larger errors in the Chilean side (up to about 20 cm). The model is here provided with a spatial resolution of 1.5 km.

M.E. Gomez, D. Del Cogliano, R. Perdomo, J.L. Hormaechea (2014). A new combined quasigeoid model in Tierra del Fuego. Geologica Acta, 12(3), pp. 219-226.

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