Springer Geophysics

Geodetic Heights

Authors: Sansò, Fernando, Reguzzoni, Mirko, Barzaghi, Riccardo

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  • Provides the definition of most height systems in use and to the relative transformations
  • Gives rigorous observation equations for a classical technique like spirit leveling, showing that contrary to the geodetic practice it is natural to use normal heights instead of orthometric heights
  • Acquaints the reader with an up-to-date problem, namely the definition and use of global and regional height reference systems 
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This book provides the necessary background of geometry, mathematics and physical geodesy, useful to a rigorous approach to geodetic heights. The concept of height seems to be intuitive and immediate, but on the contrary it requires a good deal of scientific sharpness in the definition and use. As a matter of fact the geodetic, geographic and engineering practice has introduced many different heights to describe our Earth physical reality in terms of spatial position of points and surfaces. This has urged us to achieve a standard capability of transforming one system into the other. Often this is done in an approximate and clumsy way. This book solves the above practical problems in a rigorous way, showing what degree of approximation is used in approximate formulas. In addition the book gives a sound view on a matter that is presently occupying scientific associations, namely the unification of the global and regional height reference systems. It provides the mathematical background as well as the state of the art of its implementation. It will be particularly useful for professionals and national agencies.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geodetic Heights
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geophysics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-10454-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-10454-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-10453-5
Series ISSN
2364-9119
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 141
Number of Illustrations
29 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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