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Free-Air Gravity Anomalies in Kenya

  • Alphonse S. Lwangasi
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 106)

Summary

A presentation of the gravity field coverage for 10’x10’ blocks for Kenya is given. The trend of the gravity anomalies with the topogra­phy is estimated and the mean free-air gravity anomaly values for \({\frac{1}{2}^{\text{o}}} \times {\frac{1}{2}^{\text{o}}}\) is given. Suggestions for improvement of the gravity field determina­tion in Kenya and Eastern Africa region are made.

Keywords

Gravity Field Gravity Anomaly Rift Valley Digital Terrain Model Bouguer Gravity 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alphonse S. Lwangasi
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  1. 1.Department of Surveying & PhotogrammetryUniversity of NairobiNairobiKenya

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