By Philip L. Taylor
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S) for ~,(a), we finally get 1 [ /rg(a)+H(a) xh = M Jao Jr=~(a) g(r, f~) [rg(Ft) - r] e~(f~)r2drda. 1o) To estimate the magnitude of the vector xhT, we approximate the density ~(r, fl) of topographical masses by a mean value ~o and the radius rg(f~) of Chapter 2 30 the geoid by a mean radius R of the Earth. 67 g/cm 3. 14) o(a) , where Ylm(f~) are the first-degree spherical harmonics normalized according to Varshalovich et al. ~2t(~R~(H2)11 , where Re and Im stand for the real and imaginary part of a complex number.
0001 ° to ¢ = 1°. This confirms the well known-fact that the gravitational potential of topographical masses of a finite thickness behaves like the potential of a thin layer when it is observed from a larger distance. The integration over the full solid angle f~t may be thus restricted to a small area (of radius ¢0) surrounding the computation point. A question arises how large the integration radius ¢0 should be chosen in order to keep a prescribed accuracy of topographical effects. 5 mgal in computing the direct topographical effect on gravity it is sufficient to integrate over a spherical cap of radius of 3 °.
R =/~-t-/:/(~,t,) ~-(1+3cos¢) ( ~/eo~+H2(a')-~/eg+H~(O)+ ) R2 el +-2-(3 cos ~ ¢ - 1) In 2. 4), we may neglect the term i~/2R 2 with respect to 4 getting 1+3cos~=4-O(1× 10 -4 ) . 8) Within the same accuracy, we may further write 3 cos2¢ - 1 - 2 . 1). 9), we get ~-1' n . /\[R+H(~2') the planar approximation of the function z~- ~n, y;, r )[~'=R+H(~)in the form + R 2 In 2R + H(fY) + \/go2 + H2(f~') . 4)~ the indirect topographical effect on potential may be approximated as 5V(R, gl) -~ -27rG~0H2(f~) + GR2 go fa,o + H(a') + V/g0~ + H2(f~') + In 2R ~ + H ( a ) + ~/e~ + g ~ ( a ) 2 ~/'~ + H 2 ( I T ) - V/g°2+ H2(f~) R H(fY) - H(f~)' dO' .