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Global Geodetic Observing System

Meeting the Requirements of a Global Society on a Changing Planet in 2020

Editors: Plag, Hans-Peter, Pearlman, Michael (Eds.)

  • Offers a comprehensive overview of geodesy’s contribution to science and society
  • Provides broad coverage of current technological status and capabilities of modern geodesy
  • Identifies user needs and requirements in terms of geodetic observations and products
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The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) has been established by the Int- national Association of Geodesy (IAG) in order to integrate the three fundamental areas of geodesy, so as to monitor geodetic parameters and their temporal varia- ?9 tions, in a global reference frame with a target relative accuracy of 10 or b- ter. These areas, often called ‘pillars’, deal with the determination and evolution of (a) the Earth’s geometry (topography, bathymetry, ice surface, sea level), (b) the Earth’s rotation and orientation (polar motion, rotation rate, nutation, etc. ), and (c) the Earth’s gravity eld (gravity, geoid). Therefore, Earth Observation on a global scale is at the heart of GGOS’s activities, which contributes to Global Change - search through the monitoring, as well as the modeling, of dynamic Earth processes such as, for example, mass and angular momentum exchanges, mass transport and ocean circulation, and changes in sea, land and ice surfaces. To achieve such an - bitious goal, GGOS relies on an integrated network of current and future terrestrial, airborne and satellite systems and technologies. These include: various positioning, navigation, remote sensing and dedicated gravity and altimetry satellite missions; global ground networks of VLBI, SLR, DORIS, GNSS and absolute and relative gravity stations; and airborne gravity, mapping and remote sensing systems.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Plag, H.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The goals, achievements, and tools of modern geodesy

    Plag, H.-P. (et al.)

    Pages 15-88

  • Understanding a dynamic planet: Earth science requirements for geodesy

    Rummel, R. (et al.)

    Pages 89-133

  • Maintaining a modern society

    Rizos, C. (et al.)

    Pages 135-152

  • Earth observation: Serving the needs of an increasingly global society

    Sahagian, D. (et al.)

    Pages 153-196

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Geodetic Observing System
Book Subtitle
Meeting the Requirements of a Global Society on a Changing Planet in 2020
Editors
  • Hans-Peter Plag
  • Michael Pearlman
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02687-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02687-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02686-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42494-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 332
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