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Deformation and Gravity Change

Indicators of Isostasy, Tectonics, Volcanism and Climate Change Volume III

Wolf, Detlef, Santoyo, Miguel, Fernández, José (Eds.)

2012, IV, 210 p. 30 illus., 10 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Continues a series of books highlighting recent deveopments in geodynamics
  • Presents observational results as well as modeling approaches
  • Addresses students and researchers

This book is the third of a series highlighting this topic of major importance for recent developments in geodynamics.Temporal variation of deformation and gravity fields recorded by geodetic measuring techniques (either from ground surface or space) and reflecting isostatic, tectonic or volcanic processes in the earth's interior as well as hydrologic, oceanographic or climatic processes, have made a basic tool for research and monitoring.

Part of the papers collected in this topical volume were presented at the 3rd Workshop on “Deformation and Gravity Change: Indicators of Isostasy, Tectonics, Volcanism and Climate Change” which took place at the Casa de los Volcanes on Lanzarote, Spain, during February 23-26, 2009. The book addresses researchers and graduate students in the Earth sciences, who are interested in surface and crustal processes, as well as geotechnical engineers.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » analysis of GPS measurements - elliptical model for deformation - ground and space geodesy - ice-mass change - time-variable gravity fields

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Table of contents 

Deformation and Gravity Change: Indicators of Isostasy, Tectonics,Volcanism and Climate Change, Vol. III. Introduction.- Observing gravity change in the Fennoscandian uplift area with the Hannover Absolute Gravimeter.- On the accuracy of the calibration of superconducting gravimeters using absolute and spring sensors: A critical comparison.- Separation of the geodetic consequences of past and present ice-mass change: Influence of topography with application to Svalbard (Norway).- Retrieval of large-scale hydrological signals in Africa from GRACE time-variable gravity fields.- Land water storage changes from ground and space geodesy: First results from the GHYRAF (Gravity and Hydrology in Africa) experiment.- Combination of multisatellite altimetry and tide gauge data for determining vertical crustal movements along Northern Mediterranean coast.- Using a Mesoscale Meteorological Model to Reduce the Effect of Tropospheric Water Vapour from DInSAR Data: A Case Study for the Island of Tenerife, Canary Islands.- An Elliptical Model for Deformation Due to Groundwater Fluctuations.- The transition from three-dimensional embedding to two-dimensional Euler-Lagrange deformation tensor of the second kind: variation of curvature measures.- A quantitative assessment of DInSAR measurements of interseismic deformation: the Southern San Andreas Fault case study.- Analysis of GPS measurements in eastern Canada using principal components analysis.- Identification of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment in Eastern Canada Using S Transform Filtering of GPS Observations.- Seismic Hazard and ground motion characterization at the Itoiz dam (Northern Spain).

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