William Featherstone

Professor
Western Australian Centre for Geodesy
Curtin University of Technology, Australia
E-mail: W.Featherstone@curtin.edu.au
Page: http://www.cage.curtin.edu.au/~will/

Fields of interest

  • Quasi/geoid determination
  • Vertical datum definition and unification
  • Geodetic aspects of sea-level change
  • Satellite-based positioning
  • Geodynamics
  • Map projections and coordinate transformations

Recent publications

C. Hirt, W.E. Featherstone and U. Marti:
Combining EGM2008 and SRTM/DTM2006.0 residual terrain model data to improve quasigeoid computations in mountainous areas devoid of gravity data,
Journal of Geodesy, doi: 10.1007/s00190-010-0395-1 (2010).

M.S. Filmer, W.E. Featherstone and M. Kuhn:
The effect of EGM2008-based normal, normal-orthometric and Helmert orthometric height systems on the Australian levelling network,
Journal of Geodesy, doi: 10.1007/s00190-010-0388-0 (2010).

C. Hirt, U. Marti, B. Bürki and W.E. Featherstone:
Assessment of EGM2008 in Europe using accurate astrogeodetic vertical deflections and omission error estimates from SRTM/DTM2006.0 residual terrain model data,
Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, doi: 10.1029/2009JB007057 (2010).

N. Darbeheshti and W.E. Featherstone:
Tuning a gravimetric quasigeoid to GPS-levelling by non-stationary least-squares collocation,
Journal of Geodesy, 84, 419-431 (2010).

P.G.V. Abeyratne, W.E. Featherstone and D.A. Tantrigoda:
On the geodetic datums in Sri Lanka,
Survey Review, 42, 229-239 (2010).

C. Hirt, M.S. Filmer and W.E. Featherstone:
Comparison and validation of recent freely-available ASTER-GDEM ver1, SRTM ver4.1 and GEODATA DEM-9S ver3 digital elevation models over Australia,
Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 57, 337-347 (2010).

M. Kuhn, W.E. Featherstone, O. Makarynskyy and W. Keller:
Deglaciation-induced spatially variable sea level change: a simple-model case study for the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets,
International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems, 1, 67-83 (2010).

O. Baur, M. Kuhn and W.E. Featherstone:
GRACE-derived ice-mass variations over Greenland by accounting for leakage effects,
Journal of Geophysical Research, 114, B06407, doi: 10.1029/2008JB006239 (2009).

J.L. Awange, M.A. Sharifi, O. Baur, W. Keller, W.E. Featherstone and M. Kuhn:
GRACE hydrological monitoring of Australia: current limitations and future prospects,
Journal of Spatial Science, 54, 23-36 (2009).

M.S. Filmer, M. Kuhn and W.E. Featherstone:
Correction to Angus-Leppan, P.V. (1979) Refraction in levelling – its variation with ground slope and meteorological conditions,
Journal of Spatial Science, 54, 105-107 (2009).