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Results of the Sixth International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters, ICAG-2001

Author(s)

David B. Newell

Abstract

The Sixth International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters was held from 2 July to 28 August 2001 at the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM), S'vres. Seventeen absolute gravimeters were used to make measurements at five sites of the BIPM gravity network. The vertical gravity gradients at the sites and the ties between them were also measured using seventeen relative gravimeters. For the first time the ties were also measured using the absolute gravimeters. Various methods of processing the absolute and relative data were tested to calculate the results. The final results of the ICAG-2001 are presented. The acceleration due to gravity at a height of 0.90 m is given as (980 925 701.2 ' 5.5) 'Gal and (980 928 018.8 ' 5.5) 'Gal for sites A and B, respectively, calculated using a combined adjustment of the absolute and relative data.
Citation
Metrologia

Keywords

Gravity, absolute Gravimeters, relative gravimeters, length standards and time standards

Citation

Newell, D. (1970), Results of the Sixth International Comparison of Absolute Gravimeters, ICAG-2001, Metrologia (Accessed May 21, 2024)

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Created August 26, 2016, Updated January 27, 2020