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Tidal Systems and Reductions for Improvement of the Bulgarian National Vertical Reference System

Lookup NU author(s): Stanislava Valcheva, Dr Rossen Grebenitcharsky


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Although discussed worldwide, the application of tidal systems in the Bulgarian National Vertical Reference System is still in its initial steps. The information available in the papers and technical reports concerning the current tidal system and/or tidal reductions applied to different quantities is either vague or missing.The current paper shows the status of terrestrial gravity and levelling data in Bulgaria with respect to the tidal system. The differences between geopotential numbers and normal heights in mean and zero tidal system are examined. For data source, four levelling lines from the National First Order Levelling Network are used. In addition, a comparison between the calculated normal heights and the official data published in the "Catalogue of the National First Order Levelling Network Benchmarks in European Vertical Reference System 2007" is made. At the end of the paper, proposals for the proper choice of tidal system in the country are given, taking into account future international as well as local precise geodetic applications.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Valcheva S, Yovev I, Grebenitcharsky R

Editor(s): Urs Marti

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems: Proceedings of the IAG Symposium (GGHS2012)

Year of Conference: 2012

Pages: 257-263

Print publication date: 01/01/2014

Online publication date: 09/10/2012

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10837-7_33

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Series Title: International Association of Geodesy Symposia

ISBN: 9783319108360