Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
29 Sep 2022
Article |  | 29 Sep 2022

A review of different mascon approaches for regional gravity field modelling since 1968

Markus Antoni


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hgss-2022-4', Anonymous Referee #1, 26 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Markus Antoni, 30 Apr 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on hgss-2022-4', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Markus Antoni, 17 Jun 2022
      • EC1: 'Reply on AC2', Johannes Ihde, 01 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 Aug 2022) by Hans Volkert
AR by Markus Antoni on behalf of the Authors (26 Aug 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Aug 2022) by Hans Volkert
Short summary
The term mascon either refers to the fact of a significant gravity anomaly within a celestial body or to a modelling of these gravitational anomalies by localising base functions. The localising base functions that are labelled as mascons include point masses or surface elements based on the simple layer representation. In the case of surface elements, the surface density is constant per mascon, and each localising base function is a two-dimensional step function on the sphere.