Indoor height determination of the new absolute gravimetric station of L'Aquila

Marco Fortunato, Augusto Mazzoni, Giovanna Berrino, Filippo Greco, Federica Riguzzi, Alberico Sonnessa

Abstract


In this paper we describe all the field operations and the robust post-processing proceduresto determine the height of the new absolute gravimetric station purposely selected to belong to a new absolute gravimetric network and located in the Science Faculty of the L’Aquila University. This site has been realized indoor in the Geomagnetism laboratory, so that the height cannot be measured directly, but linking it to the GNSS antenna of AQUI benchmark located on the roof of the same building, by a classical topographic survey.

After the topographic survey, the estimated height difference between AQUI and the absolute gravimetric site AQUIgis 14.9700.003 m. At the epoch of the 2018 gravimetric measures, the height of AQUI GNSS station was 712.9740.003 m, therefore the estimated ellipsoidalheight of the gravimetric site at the epoch of gravity measurements is 698.0040.005 m. Absolute gravity measurements are referred to the equipotential surface of gravity field, so that the knowledge of the geoidal undulation at AQUIg allows us to infer the orthometric height as 649.32 m.


Keywords


Classical topographic survey,GNSS, Absolute gravity measurements, L’Aquila

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-8473
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