Bulletin Géodésique

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 239–245 | Cite as

On the Honkasalo term in tidal corrections to gravimetric observations

  • Markku Heikkinen


The Honkasalo term is discussed and the author arrives at the conclusion that its application to gravimetric observations is harmful and should be avoided.


Vertical Component Gravity Anomaly North Pole Tidal Effect Geoid Height 
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  1. M. HEIKKINEN: On the tide-generating forces, Publications of the Finnish Geodetic Institute 85, 1978.Google Scholar
  2. W.A. HEISKANEN, H. MORITZ: Physical geodesy, San Francisco, 1967.Google Scholar
  3. T. HONKASALO: On the tidal gravity correction, paper presented at the International Gravity Commission meeting in Paris 1959, reprinted in Bolletino di Geofisica teorica ed applicata 21, 1964.Google Scholar
  4. H. JENSEN: Formulas for the astronomical correction to the precise levelling. Geodaetisk Institut, Meddelelse No. 23, Copenhagen 1949.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markku Heikkinen
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  1. 1.Geodetic InstituteHelsinki 24Finland

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