Accuracy assessment of the SRTM2gravity high-resolution topographic gravity model in geoid computation

Erol B., Çevikalp M. R., Erol S.

Survey Review, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00396265.2023.2183332
  • Journal Name: Survey Review
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Environment Index, Geobase, INSPEC
  • Keywords: Topographic correction, Gravity reduction, Global topographic gravity models, Geoid model calculation, LSMSA method, SRTM2gravity model
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The accuracy of the SRTM2gravity high-resolution topographic gravity model is tested in this study. Complete Bouguer anomaly datasets calculated with classical formula in planar approximation and using the SRTM2gravity model in spherical approximation were compared in the study area. Two geoid models computed using free-air anomalies, which were restored from each Bouguer anomaly datasets, were compared to each other and they were validated at GPS/leveling points. In the mountainous part of the area, two geoid models differ by up to 4 cm. Following GPS/leveling validations, the geoid models provided nearly the same accuracy (∼4.2 cm). In conclusion, the accuracy of the SRTM2gravity model data was found sufficient to use in gravity reduction and it is recommended as a ready-to-use product in the area for gravity interpolation/gridding and geoid determination purposes.