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What Is the Geoid?

What Is the Geoid?

This reference provides an introduction to the geoid, the equipotential surface of the Earth's gravity field which best fits global mean sea level. There is a narrative of early attempts to describe the geoid, and schematic diagrams showing the geoid and its relationship to Earth's crust, local mean sea level, orthometric heights, and local dynamic ocean topography.... Show More


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