An assessment of the implications of gravity reduction methods on local geoid modelling over Ado Ekiti
There are several gravity reduction approaches that are available for use in geodetic applications. More so, with the rapid rate at which gravimetric geoid models are being incorporated into Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) solutions, the need for precise regional models is becoming increasingly relevant. The two chosen gravity reduction approaches (Bouguer and Residual Terrain Model (RTM)) were used to reduce gravity anomalies over Ado town. The reduced anomalies were then used to compute a local geoid for the study area using the conventional Stokes integral in the Remove Compute Restore (RCR) technique. Comparison of the computed geoid by both methods with GNSS Levelling data at selected locations show that the RTM reduced anomalies produce a better geoid model than the Bouguer reduced anomalies over the study area with a RMSE of 83.2cm and 83.5cm respectively.