Geoid modelling over Sabah region using KTH method / Jazmiera Tasha Jamaluddin

Jamaluddin, Jazmiera Tasha (2021) Geoid modelling over Sabah region using KTH method / Jazmiera Tasha Jamaluddin. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis.


Sabah have a rough topography and many rivers that cause conventional levelling difficult to be carried out. GPS levelling technique is alternative that have be used to performing levelling through rugged and mountainous areas. GPS levelling requires an accurate geoid model to transform geometric height to physical height. This research aims to establish high precision hybrid geoid over Sabah state. While the objectives for this research is to evaluate the most accurate Global Geopotential Model (GGM). There are six different type of model that used to be tested in this research and it contain data satellite-only. Terrestrial gravity data and GNSS levelling data has been used as an input data that compute for RMSE of GGM. Based on the selected GGM that already be choose, next objective which are compute gravimetric geoid using KTH method will be run. KTH method one of the important part that want to study in this research because in the previous, there have no study that generated geoid model using this method at Sabah region. This research also highlights the purpose of integrate hybrid geoid using different approach, which are by fitting used Gravsoft software and by offset to tide gauge to produce the fitted geoid. However, the first approach which are fitting of gravimetric geoid to selected benchmark is most suitable method to be used in order produce new hybrid geoid. However, this research contain lack because the RMSE value that produce by new hybrid geoid model not receive an improvement from the MyGEOID that used nowadays in East Malaysia. MyGEIOD has used the adding new data in marine area, it becomes one of the main reasons why this geoid model is more accurate compare to new hybrid geoid.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Jamaluddin, Jazmiera Tasha
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > Global Positioning System
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perlis > Arau Campus > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Science and Geomatics
Keywords: Geoid Modelling ; Sabah Region ; KTH Method ; Global Geopotential Model (GGM)
Date: 10 March 2021
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