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Gravity Inversion and Integration

Theory and Applications in Geodesy and Geophysics

  • Lars E. Sjöberg
  • Mohammad Bagherbandi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 1-25
  3. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 27-82
  4. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 83-119
  5. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 121-148
  6. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 149-180
  7. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 181-202
  8. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 203-245
  9. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 247-373
  10. Lars E. Sjöberg, Mohammad Bagherbandi
    Pages 375-377
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 379-383

About this book

Introduction

This book contains theory and applications of gravity both for physical geodesy and geophysics. It identifies classical and modern topics for studying the Earth. Worked-out examples illustrate basic but important concepts of the Earth’s gravity field. In addition, coverage details the Geodetic Reference System 1980, a versatile tool in most applications of gravity data.

The authors first introduce the necessary mathematics. They then review classic physical geodesy, including its integral formulas, height systems and their determinations. The next chapter presents modern physical geodesy starting with the original concepts of M.S. Molodensky. A major part of this chapter is a variety of modifying Stokes’ formula for geoid computation by combining terrestrial gravity data and an Earth Gravitational Model.

Coverage continues with a discussion that compares today’s methods for modifying Stokes’ formulas for geoid and quasigeoid determination, a description of several modern tools in physical geodesy, and a review of methods for gravity inversion as well as analyses for temporal changes of the gravity field.

This book aims to broaden the view of scientists and students in geodesy and geophysics. With a focus on theory, it provides basic and some in-depth knowledge about the field from a geodesist’s perspective.

Keywords

Geoid determination textbook Gravity inversion and temporal variation of gravity field Physical geodesy and geophysics Geodynamics and earth mass distribution Moho and earth interior 3D layered structure of the earth

Authors and affiliations

  • Lars E. Sjöberg
    • 1
  • Mohammad Bagherbandi
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Geodesy and Satellite PositioningRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land ManagementUniversity of GävleGävleSweden

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