Sciences of Geodesy - I: Advances and Future Directions (Google eBook)

Guochang Xu
Springer Science & Business Media, 09.09.2010 - 488 Seiten
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This series of reference books describes sciences of different elds in and around geodesy with independent chapters. Each chapter covers an individual eld and describes the history, theory, objective, technology, development, highlights of research and applications. In addition, problems as well as future directions are discussed. The subjects of this reference book include Absolute and Relative Gravimetry, Adaptively Robust Kalman Filters with Applications in Navigation, Airborne Gravity Field Determination, Analytic Orbit Theory, Deformation and Tectonics, Earth Rotation, Equivalence of GPS Algorithms and its Inference, Marine Geodesy, Satellite Laser Ranging, Superconducting Gravimetry and Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry. These are individual subjects in and around geodesy and are for the rst time combined in a unique book which may be used for teaching or for learning basic principles of many subjects related to geodesy. The material is suitable to provide a general overview of geodetic sciences for high-level geodetic researchers, educators as well as engineers and students. Some of the chapters are written to ll literature blanks of the related areas. Most chapters are written by well-known scientists throughout the world in the related areas. The chapters are ordered by their titles. Summaries of the individual chapters and introductions of their authors and co-authors are as follows. Chapter 1 “Absolute and Relative Gravimetry” provides an overview of the gravimetric methods to determine most accurately the gravity acceleration at given locations.

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2 Adaptively Robust Kalman Filters with Applications in Navigation
3 Airborne Gravity Field Determination
4 Analytic Orbit Theory
Contribution of GPS Measurements to Plate Tectonics Overview and Recent Developments
6 Earth Rotation
7 Equivalence of GPS Algorithms and Its Inference
8 Marine Geodesy
9 Satellite Laser Ranging
10 Superconducting Gravimetry
11 Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry

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