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Results of the European Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters in Walferdange (Luxembourg) of November 2007

  • O. FrancisEmail author
  • T. van Dam
  • A. Germak
  • M. Amalvict
  • R. Bayer
  • M. Bilker-Koivula
  • M. Calvo
  • G.-C. D’Agostino
  • T. Dell’Acqua
  • A. Engfeldt
  • R. Faccia
  • R. Falk
  • O. Gitlein
  • M. Fernandez
  • J. Gjevestad
  • J. Hinderer
  • D. Jones
  • J. Kostelecky
  • N. Le Moigne
  • B. Luck
  • J. Mäkinen
  • D. Mclaughlin
  • T. Olszak
  • P. Olsson
  • A. Pachuta
  • V. Palinkas
  • B. Pettersen
  • R. Pujol
  • I. Prutkin
  • D. Quagliotti
  • R. Reudink
  • C. Rothleitner
  • D. Ruess
  • C. Shen
  • V. Smith
  • S. Svitlov
  • L. Timmen
  • C. Ulrich
  • M. Van Camp
  • J. Walo
  • L. Wang
  • H. Wilmes
  • L. Xing
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 135)

Abstract

The second international comparison of absolute gravimeters was held in Walferdange, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, in November 2007, in which twenty absolute gravimeters took part. A short description of the data processing and adjustments will be presented here and will be followed by the presentation of the results. Two different methods were applied to estimate the relative offsets between the gravimeters. We show that the results are equivalent as the uncertainties of both adjustments overlap. The absolute gravity meters agree with one another with a standard deviation of 2 μgal (1 gal = 1 cm/s2).

Keywords

Absolute gravimetry Gravimeter Metrology 

References

  1. Francis, O. and T. van Dam (2006). Analysis of results of the International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters in Walferdange (Luxembourg) of November 2003, Cahiers du Centre Européen de Géodynamique et de Séismologie, 26, 1–23.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Francis
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. van Dam
    • 1
  • A. Germak
    • 2
  • M. Amalvict
    • 3
    • 4
  • R. Bayer
    • 5
  • M. Bilker-Koivula
    • 6
  • M. Calvo
    • 7
  • G.-C. D’Agostino
    • 8
  • T. Dell’Acqua
    • 7
  • A. Engfeldt
    • 9
  • R. Faccia
    • 7
  • R. Falk
    • 10
  • O. Gitlein
    • 11
  • M. Fernandez
    • 12
  • J. Gjevestad
    • 13
  • J. Hinderer
    • 3
  • D. Jones
    • 14
  • J. Kostelecky
    • 15
  • N. Le Moigne
    • 5
  • B. Luck
    • 3
  • J. Mäkinen
    • 6
  • D. Mclaughlin
    • 16
  • T. Olszak
    • 17
  • P. Olsson
    • 18
  • A. Pachuta
    • 17
  • V. Palinkas
    • 15
  • B. Pettersen
    • 13
  • R. Pujol
    • 19
  • I. Prutkin
    • 20
  • D. Quagliotti
    • 8
  • R. Reudink
    • 21
  • C. Rothleitner
    • 22
  • D. Ruess
    • 23
  • C. Shen
    • 24
  • V. Smith
    • 25
  • S. Svitlov
    • 26
    • 22
  • L. Timmen
    • 11
  • C. Ulrich
    • 27
  • M. Van Camp
    • 28
  • J. Walo
    • 17
  • L. Wang
    • 29
  • H. Wilmes
    • 10
  • L. Xing
    • 24
  1. 1.Technology and CommunicationUniversity of Luxembourg and Centre Européen de Géodynamique et de Séismologie (ECGS)LuxembourgGrand-Duchy of Luxembourg
  2. 2.Mechanical DivisionIstituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM)TorinoItaly
  3. 3.École et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre (EOST)StrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg/École et Observatoire des Sciences de la Terre (UMR 7516 CNRS-ULP)StrasbourgFrance
  5. 5.Dynamics of the Litosphere Laboratory CNRS/Montpellier UniversityMontpellierFrance
  6. 6.Finnish Geodetic Institute (FGI)MasalaFinland
  7. 7.Space Geodesy Centre ‘Giuseppe Colombo’, Localita TerlecchiaMateraItaly
  8. 8.INRIM, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca MetrologicaTorinoItalia
  9. 9.Lantmäteriet (the National Land Survey of Sweden)/ Geodectic Research DivisionKundcenterLantmäterietSweden
  10. 10.Federal Agency of Cartography and Geodesy (BKG)Frankfurt/MainGermany
  11. 11.Institute of Geodesy, Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Institut Für Erdmessung, Leibniz UniversitätHannoverGermany
  12. 12.National Geographic Institute of Spain, Instito Geográfico NacionalMADRIDSpain
  13. 13.Department of Mathematical Sciences and TechnologyUniversity of Environmental and Life SciencesÅsNorway
  14. 14.The Proudman Oceanographic LaboratoryLiverpoolUK
  15. 15.Geodetic Observatory Pecny (GOP), Research Institute of Geodesy, Topography and CartographyOndrejovCzech Republic
  16. 16.Proudman Oceanographic LaboratoryBidstonUK
  17. 17.Institute of Geodesy and Geodetic Astronomy, Warsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  18. 18.Lantmäteriet (The National Land Survey of Sweden)/Geodetic Research DivisionGävleSweden
  19. 19.Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN)MadridSpain
  20. 20.Delft Institute of Earth Observation and Space Systems (DEOS)Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  21. 21.DEOS/PSG Technical UniversityDelftThe Netherlands
  22. 22.Max Planck Institute for the Science of LightErlangenGermany
  23. 23.Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV)ViennaAustria
  24. 24.Institute of seismology, CSB, Institute of Seismology, CBSWuhanChina
  25. 25.NERC Space Geodesy Facility, Herstmonceux CastleHailshamUK
  26. 26.National Scientific Centre “Institute of Metrology”KharkovUkraine
  27. 27.Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying (BEV), Gruppe EichwesenWienAustria
  28. 28.Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB)BrusselsBelgium
  29. 29.School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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