Updated OCTAS geoid in the northern North Atlantic - OCTAS07
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Original versionInternational Association of Geodesy Symposia. 2008, 133 (2), 397-403. 10.1007/978-3-540-85426-5_47
A new gravimetric geoid (OCTAS07v2) is generated using Stokes’ formula with gravity data as input. As local gravity data, a combination of land gravity data, new and old airborne gravity data, and adjusted marine gravity data has been used. All marine gravity data has been error screened and quality assured by removing dubious data and adjusting the data when necessary. Voids in the gravity data distribution were patched with gravity data from satellite altimetry. The OCTAS07v2 geoid was estimated using the remove-compute-restore technique. The long-wavelength signal of the local gravity data was reduced using a Wong-Gore modified Stokes’ function. The long-wavelength part was represented by a global gravity field model based on GRACE data. The OCTAS07v2 geoid model was combined with the OCTAS07 MSS model to create a synthetic Mean Dynamic Topography (MDT) model. In comparison with the OCCAM MDT, our new synthetic MDT model gave a std. dev. of the residuals of 11 cm. A comparison to the main northern North Atlantic currents show many similar features.