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The geoid (EGM96 model)
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- Title The geoid (EGM96 model)
- Released 09/03/2004 3:02 pm
The geoid represents deviations from the Earth's ellipsoid. Although it has 'highs' and 'lows' it is a surface of equal graviational potential. Therefore, it an object were placed on this surface it would not move. The surface of the geoid defines the horizontal.