Geodesy Beyond 2000

The Challenges of the First Decade IAG General Assembly Birmingham, July 19–30, 1999

  • Klaus-Peter Schwarz
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Modelling the Earth at the part per Billion Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. E. Smith, R. Kolenkiewicz, P. J. Dunn, M. H. Torrence
      Pages 3-12
    3. P. Moore, S. Carnochan, M. D. Reynolds, P. E. Sterlini
      Pages 13-19
    4. N. R. Vandenberg, C. C. Thomas, J. M. Bosworth, B. Chao, T. A. Clark, C. Ma
      Pages 20-21
    5. P. Willis, J. Slater, G. Beutler, W. Gurtner, C. Noll, R. Weber et al.
      Pages 22-25
    6. M. Rothacher, T. Springer, G. Beutler
      Pages 26-31
    7. H. G. Scherneck, J. M. Johansson, F. H. Webb
      Pages 32-40
    8. Z. Jiang, G. Petit, P. Uhrich, F. Taris
      Pages 41-46
    9. Josef Adam, Wolfgang Augath, Claude Boucher, Carine Bruyninx, Paul Dunkley, Erich Gubler et al.
      Pages 47-54
    10. J. Adam, W. Augath, F. Brouwer, G. Engelhardt, W. Gurtner, B. G. Harsson et al.
      Pages 55-60
  3. Seamless Gravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. R. Klees, R. Koop, P. Visser, J. van den IJssel, R. Rummel
      Pages 68-74
    3. Christopher Jekeli
      Pages 83-88
    4. T. Gruber, C. Reigber, P. Schwintzer
      Pages 89-95
    5. D. A. Hastings, P. K. Dunbar, A. M. Hittelman
      Pages 101-106
    6. M. J. Fernandes, L. Bastos, R. Forsberg, A. Olesen, F. Leite
      Pages 112-117
    7. Ludger Timmen, Luisa Bastos, Rene Forsberg, Arne Gidskehaug, Uwe Meyer
      Pages 118-123
    8. C. L. Glennie, K. P. Schwarz, A. M. Bruton, R. Forsberg, A. V. Olesen, K. Keller
      Pages 124-124
    9. J. M. Brozena, V. A. Childers
      Pages 125-130
    10. H. Denker, W. Torge, G. Wenzel, J. Ihde, U. Schirmer
      Pages 137-142
    11. Yang Lu, H. T. Hsu, F. Z. Jiang
      Pages 143-148
    12. Y. Kuroishi
      Pages 149-154
  4. Advances in Theory and Numerical Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. P. Holota
      Pages 163-170
    3. Martin van Gelderen, Reiner Rummel
      Pages 171-178
    4. J. Kusche, S. Rudolph
      Pages 186-190
    5. M. S. Petrovskaya, A. N. Vershkov, N. K. Pavlis
      Pages 191-195
    6. V. N. Strakhov, U. Schäfer, A. V. Strakhov
      Pages 196-201
    7. Christopher Kotsakis
      Pages 214-220
    8. C. C. J. M. Tiberius, K. Borre
      Pages 243-248
  5. Geodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Marianne Greff-Lefftz, Hilaire Legros
      Pages 257-261
    3. P. Exertier, S. Bruinsma, G. Métris, Y. Boudon, F. Barlier
      Pages 262-270
    4. W. J. F. Simons, D. van Loon, A. Walpersdorf, B. A. C. Ambrosius, J. Kahar, H. Z. Abidin et al.
      Pages 271-277

About these proceedings


In this volume, the state of the art in geodesy is presented with special emphasis on the challenges of the next decade. It is subdivided into six parts. The first five parts discuss the challenges of providing a stable global reference at the parts per billion level by space methods, the impact of recently approved dedicated satellite missions on the determination of a high resolution global gravity field and its refinements by airborne gravity, advances in geodynamics and their impact on the monitoring of seismic hazards and earthquake prediction, the increasing use of GPS and INS in kinematic mode for mapping the Earth's surface and monitoring the behaviour of large man-made structures, and the related advances in mathematical theory and numerical techniques. The last part is dedicated to the discussion of a new structure for IAG to meet these challenges.


Global reference Satellite missions geodesy geodynamics global gravity field natural hazard monitoring satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus-Peter Schwarz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geomatics EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64105-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59742-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-9585
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