Modernization of the basic gravimetric control network Polish Geological Institute - implementing a modern international gravimetric system and relationship with the historical Potsdam system
Tomasz Olszak 1, A-F
Olga Rosowiecka 1, A,E-F
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Economic Geology Department, Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Rakowiecka Street 4, 00-975 Warsaw, Poland
Geoopartner, Private Limited Company, Skośna 39b, 30-383 Cracow, Poland
Geosat Kraków Sp. z o.o., Stanisława Grzepskiego 5c, 30-698 Cracow, Poland
PBG Geophysical Exploration Ltd., Wadowicka 8a, 30-415 Cracow, Poland
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
Submission date: 2023-09-19
Acceptance date: 2023-12-18
Publication date: 2024-01-19
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Economic Geology Department, Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute, Rakowiecka, 00-975, Warsawa, Poland
Reports on Geodesy and Geoinformatics 2024;117:1-10
The project of the gravimetric database reambulation from the collections of the Central Geological Archives set itself the goal of ending the era of gravimetric bases dualism and transferring both databases: gravimetric base and archival gravimetric semi-detailed measurements to the modern frame of gravity reference, consistent with ITGRS/F definitions and realizations. This will strengthen the interpretational potential of gravimetric data and will open the possibility of fully integrating Polish gravity data with international databases of this type, and will also allow for the performance of modern works in relation to the modern gravimetric control network, i.e., in relation to the highest possible precision of the reference definition of gravimetric measurements in the country. Whenever the article refers to the units in which the gravity vector is determined, milliGal [mGal] is used, and the relation to the SI system is as follows: 1mGal = 10–5ms–2 or microGal [µGal] where 1µGal = 10–8ms–2.
The authors would like to thank two anonymous reviewers. We sincerely appreciate all your valuable comments and suggestions, which helped us improve the quality of the manuscript. Special thanks to Mrs Katarzyna Kalinczuk-Stanałowska and Ewa Kałun from the Main Head of Geodesy and Cartography for permanent and always substantive help in issues related to the base gravimetric stations in Poland.
The study was conducted as part of the project "Verification, consolidation of gravimetric databases in the CBDG resource along with the modernization of the structure in the aspect of modern technical requirements and increased functionality – part one: Oil Province of Western Poland", Financed by National Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management.
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