Sciences of Geodesy - I: Advances and Future Directions

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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1 Absolute and Relative Gravimetry
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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Guochang Xu graduated in mathematics and geodesy from Wuhan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1982 and 1984 respectively. He obtained his doctorate from the Technical University (TU) Berlin in 1992. Having worked as a research associate at the TU Berlin from 1986 to 1993, as a scientist at the GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) Potsdam from 1993 to 1998 and as a senior scientist at the National Survey and Cadastre, Denmark, from 1998 to 1999, he returned to the GFZ as a senior scientist in 1999. He has been involved in geodetic research since 1983 and has authored and co-authored several scientific books and software. He is also an overseas assessor of CAS and Education Ministry China and an adjunct professor of ChangAn University and CAS.

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