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Surveys in Geophysics

, Volume 35, Issue 6, pp 1243–1249 | Cite as

Mass Distribution and Mass Transport in the Earth System: Recent Scientific Progress Due to Interdisciplinary Research

  • Jürgen KuscheEmail author
  • Volker Klemann
  • Nico Sneeuw
Article

Abstract

This Special Issue on “Mass Distribution and Mass Transport in the Earth System: Recent Scientific Progress due to Interdisciplinary Research” reports a number of findings resulting from a collaborative effort run from 2006 until 2013, in the framework of the DFG Priority Program 1257 “Mass Distribution and Mass Transport in the Earth System”. Contributions have been arranged along five lines, i.e. (1) improvements in geodesy: satellite mass monitoring through gravimetry and altimetry, (2) applications in large-scale hydrology, (3) applications in solid Earth research, (4) applications in cryospheric research, (5) applications in ocean sciences.

Keywords

Satellite gravity Altimetry Hydrology Solid Earth Oceanography Sea level 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank all contributors to this Special Issue, and all reviewers who have helped to improve the presentation of the results shown here. Special thanks go to editor-in-chief Michael Rycroft for guiding us smoothly through the compilation of this issue.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geodesy and GeoinformationUniversity of BonnBonnGermany
  2. 2.Section 1.3, Earth System ModellingGFZ German Research Centre for GeosciencesPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Institute of GeodesyUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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