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Geodetic Heights

  • Fernando Sansò
  • Mirko Reguzzoni
  • Riccardo Barzaghi

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 1-5
  3. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 7-28
  4. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 29-49
  5. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 51-83
  6. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 85-103
  7. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 105-116
  8. Fernando Sansò, Mirko Reguzzoni, Riccardo Barzaghi
    Pages 117-138
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-141

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

geometric definition of heights transformations between height systems heights and geodetic boundary value problems height observation equations global and regional height reference systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Fernando Sansò
    • 1
  • Mirko Reguzzoni
    • 2
  • Riccardo Barzaghi
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10454-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10453-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10454-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-9119
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-9127
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