Observation of the Earth System from Space

Editors: Flury, J., Rummel, R., Reigber, C., Rothacher, M., Boedecker, G., Schreiber, U. (Eds.)

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In the recent years, space-based observation methods have led to a subst- tially improved understanding of Earth system. Geodesy and geophysics are contributing to this development by measuring the temporal and spatial va- ations of the Earth’s shape, gravity ?eld, and magnetic ?eld, as well as at- sphere density. In the frame of the GermanR&D programmeGEOTECHNO- LOGIEN,researchprojectshavebeen launchedin2002relatedto the satellite missions CHAMP, GRACE and ESA’s planned mission GOCE, to comp- mentary terrestrial and airborne sensor systems and to consistent and stable high-precision global reference systems for satellite and other techniques. In the initial 3-year phase of the research programme (2002-2004), new gravity ?eld models have been computed from CHAMP and GRACE data which outperform previous models in accuracy by up to two orders of m- nitude for the long and medium wavelengths. A special highlight is the - termination of seasonal gravity variations caused by changes in continental water masses. For GOCE, to be launched in 2006, new gravity ?eld analysis methods are under development and integrated into the ESA processing s- tem. 200,000 GPS radio occultation pro?les, observed by CHAMP, have been processed on an operational basis. They represent new and excellent inf- mation on atmospheric refractivity, temperature and water vapor. These new developments require geodetic space techniques (such as VLBI, SLR, LLR, GPS) to be combined and synchronized as if being one global instrument.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • CHAMP Mission 5 Years in Orbit

    Christoph Reigber, Hermann Lühr, Ludwig Grunwaldt, et al.

    Pages 3-15

  • Static and Time-Variable Gravity from GRACE Mission Data

    Roland Schmidt, Frank Flechtner, Ulrich Meyer, et al.

    Pages 115-129

  • Gravity Field Recovery from GRACE-SST Data of Short Arcs

    Torsten Mayer-Gürr, Annette Eicker, Karl Heinz Ilk

    Pages 131-148

  • Mapping Earth’s Gravitation Using GRACE Data

    Pavel Novák, Gerrit Austen, Mohammad A. Sharifi, Erik W. Grafarend

    Pages 149-164

  • From Kinematic Orbit Determination to Derivation of Satellite Velocity and Gravity Field

    Dražen Švehla, Lóránt Földváry

    Pages 177-192

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Observation of the Earth System from Space
Editors
  • Jakob Flury
  • Reiner Rummel
  • Christoph Reigber
  • Markus Rothacher
  • Gerd Boedecker
  • Ulrich Schreiber
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29522-8
DOI
10.1007/3-540-29522-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-29520-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06731-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 494
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