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Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences

Geoid Determination

Theory and Methods

Editors: Sansò, Fernando, Sideris, Michael G. (Eds.)

  • Consolidates, unifies and streamlines material not previously covered in the literature on geoid determination
  • Offers a  roadmap for estimating geoid undulations, from theoretical definitions and formulas to  available numerical methods and their implementation
  • Illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids
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This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on this subjext. More specifically, the book presents (for the first time in a single volume) the theory and methodology of the most common technique used for precise determination of the geoid, including the computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. These are illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids. In addition, the book provides the fundamentals of estimating orthometric heights without spirit levelling, by properly combining a geoid with heights from GPS. Besides the geodectic and geophysical uses, this last application has made geoid computation methods very popular in recent years because the entire GPS and GIS user communities are interested in estimating geoid undulations in order to convert GPS heights to physically meaningful orthometric heights (elevations above mean sea level). The overall purpose of the book is, therefore, to provide the user community (academics, graduate students, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS users, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, which will supply them with the complete roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulas to the available numerical methods and their implementation and the test in practice.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • The Forward Modelling of the Gravity Field

    Sansò, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 3-71

  • Observables of Physical Geodesy and Their Analytical Representation

    Sansò, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 73-110

  • Harmonic Calculus and Global Gravity Models

    Sansò, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 111-168

  • The Local Modelling of the Gravity Field: The Terrain Effects

    Sansò, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 169-201

  • The Local Modelling of the Gravity Field by Collocation

    Sansò, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 203-258

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74700-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74699-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geoid Determination
Book Subtitle
Theory and Methods
Editors
  • Fernando Sansò
  • Michael G. Sideris
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74700-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74700-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-74699-7
Series ISSN
2193-8571
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 734
Number of Illustrations and Tables
177 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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