Chinese coastal gravity anomalies from waveform retracked Geosat/GM altimetry

Yuande Yang*, Dongchen E, Chein-way Hwang, Haihong Wang

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Three retracking methods are compared in the area 117°E-129°E, 21°N-41°N of China Sea, and the improved threshold shows the best result, using Geosat/GM waveform data. Least square collocation (LSC) gives a better result than IVM when comparing with the shipborne gravity and gravity anomaly from the improved threshold altimeter data. In order to improve the accuracy of altimeter gravity anomaly, the Guass filter is used and the wavelength is 16 km. The gravity anomalies from the improved threshold are compared with that of KMS02 and V15, the former is best in the East sea and a little worse than the other two in Taiwan area.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1288-1291
Number of pages4
JournalWuhan Daxue Xuebao (Xinxi Kexue Ban)/ Geomatics and Information Science of Wuhan University
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2008


  • Geosat/GM
  • Gravity anomaly
  • IVM
  • LSC
  • Waveform retracking


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