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Global geodetic parameters obtained from 14 years Lageos 1 Satellite Laser Ranging

Nikolay Dimitrov, Ivan Georgiev, and Anton Ivanov
Nikolay Dimitrov et al.
  • National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography, Geodesy, Bulgaria (

Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) data of the geodynamic satellite Lageos-1 (LAser GEOdynamics Satellite) for the period January 2000 - June 2013 are processed and analysed through sequential estimation to obtain multiyear solution for global geodetic parameters - coordinates and velocities of 37 stations located on the main tectonic plates. The analysis is carried out with the Satellite Laser Ranging Processor (SLRP) software, version 4.3, developed in the Department Geodesy of the National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The software consists of two main programs – orbit determination and parameter estimation modules. Total number of 202 447 measurements are processed and analyzed by monthly batches. Arc dependent parameters, geogravitational parameter - GM, Earth Orientation Parameters (pole coordinates and length of the day - LOD), along track and solar radiation pressure coefficients are obtained from monthly solutions. The weighted root mean squares of the monthly station coordinates solution are between 2 and 16 mm. The analysis of monthly GM time series reveal value of the secular trend Ġ/G = -3.31. 10-13yr-1. The results obtained contribute to the monitoring of recent tectonics of the major continental plates and global geodynamic parameters.

How to cite: Dimitrov, N., Georgiev, I., and Ivanov, A.: Global geodetic parameters obtained from 14 years Lageos 1 Satellite Laser Ranging, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-15816,, 2020

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