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Publication . Article . 2022

Comparison of different global DTMs and GGMs over Sri Lanka

Indika Prasanna; Javana De Silva;
Published: 07 Nov 2022 Journal: Journal of Applied Geodesy, volume 17, pages 29-38 (issn: 1862-9016, eissn: 1862-9024, Copyright policy )
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH

Abstract Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) are real-world geographical databases that are important in studying many Earth related topics. Because the vertical accuracy of global DEMs differs across regions due to various reasons, acquiring reliable heights for a region using global height models is crucial. The objective of this study is to compare and assess the most reliable global height model for Sri Lanka. The official height system in Sri Lanka is the Mean Sea Level (MSL) based orthometric height system. In this study, the quality of ASTER, SRTM, NASADEM, MERIT, and DEMs compiled from digitized contour data of Sri Lanka was evaluated using the known heights of the Fundamental Benchmarks (FBMs) of Sri Lanka. In addition, recently published high-resolution Global Geopotential Models (GGMs) were used for the accuracy assessments of gravity related quantities computed using DEMs. The SGG-UGM-2 GGM, which showed the minimum STD and RMSE of geoid undulation difference was found as the best fit GGM over Sri Lanka. It was found that the NASADEM at its highest resolution, which gave the lowest RMSE of 2.954 m was the best global DEM for Sri Lanka.


Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous), Engineering (miscellaneous), Modeling and Simulation

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