Sciences of Geodesy - I

Advances and Future Directions

  • Guochang Xu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Ludger Timmen
    Pages 1-48
  3. Rene Forsberg, Arne V. Olesen
    Pages 83-104
  4. Guochang Xu
    Pages 105-154
  5. Florian Seitz, Harald Schuh
    Pages 185-227
  6. Guochang Xu, Yunzhong Shen, Yuanxi Yang, Heping Sun, Qin Zhang, Jianfeng Guo et al.
    Pages 229-273
  7. Joerg Reinking
    Pages 275-299
  8. Ludwig Combrinck
    Pages 301-338
  9. Jürgen Neumeyer
    Pages 339-413
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 475-487

About this book


This series of reference books describes sciences of different elds in and around geodesy with independent chapters. Each chapter covers an individual eld and describes the history, theory, objective, technology, development, highlights of research and applications. In addition, problems as well as future directions are discussed. The subjects of this reference book include Absolute and Relative Gravimetry, Adaptively Robust Kalman Filters with Applications in Navigation, Airborne Gravity Field Determination, Analytic Orbit Theory, Deformation and Tectonics, Earth Rotation, Equivalence of GPS Algorithms and its Inference, Marine Geodesy, Satellite Laser Ranging, Superconducting Gravimetry and Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry. These are individual subjects in and around geodesy and are for the rst time combined in a unique book which may be used for teaching or for learning basic principles of many subjects related to geodesy. The material is suitable to provide a general overview of geodetic sciences for high-level geodetic researchers, educators as well as engineers and students. Some of the chapters are written to ll literature blanks of the related areas. Most chapters are written by well-known scientists throughout the world in the related areas. The chapters are ordered by their titles. Summaries of the individual chapters and introductions of their authors and co-authors are as follows. Chapter 1 “Absolute and Relative Gravimetry” provides an overview of the gravimetric methods to determine most accurately the gravity acceleration at given locations.


Deformation Orbit Satellite Laser Ranging filtering geodesy measurement plate tectonics radar remote sensing satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Guochang Xu
    • 1
  1. 1.Abt. 1 Geodäsie und FernerkundungGeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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