First CHAMP Mission Results for Gravity, Magnetic and Atmospheric Studies

  • Christoph Reigber
  • Hermann Lühr
  • Peter Schwintzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Orbit and Earth Gravity Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ludwig Grunwaldt, Thomas K. Meehan
      Pages 3-10
    3. Félix Perosanz, Richard Biancale, Sylvain Loyer, Jean-Michel Lemoine, Alain Perret, Pierre Touboul et al.
      Pages 11-18
    4. Zhigui Kang, Srinivas Bettadpur, Byron Tapley, Minkang Cheng, John Ries
      Pages 19-25
    5. Helmut Oberndorfer, Jürgen Müller
      Pages 26-31
    6. Rolf König, Karl Hans Neumayer, Grzegorz Michalak, Ludwig Grunwaldt
      Pages 32-37
    7. Chuang Shi, Ludwig Grunwaldt, Jean-Claude Raimondo, Franz-Heinrich Massmann, Sheng Yuan Zhu
      Pages 38-41
    8. Thomas P. Yunck
      Pages 42-52
    9. Henno Boomkamp
      Pages 53-58
    10. Sunil B. Bisnath, Richard B. Langley
      Pages 59-64
    11. Heike Bock, Urs Hugentobler, Gerhard Beutler
      Pages 65-69
    12. Dražen Švehla, Markus Rothacher
      Pages 70-77
    13. Karl Hans Neumayer, Rolf König, Christoph Reigber, Sheng Yuan Zhu
      Pages 78-84
    14. Sylvain Loyer, Sean Bruinsma, Damien Tamagnan, Jean-Michel Lemoine, Felix Perosanz, Richard Biancale
      Pages 85-91
    15. Sheng Yuan Zhu, Karl Hans Neumayer, Franz-Heinrich Massmann, Chuang Shi, Christoph Reigber
      Pages 92-97
    16. Grzegorz Michalak, Gerald Baustert, Rolf König, Christoph Reigber
      Pages 98-103
    17. Roland Schmidt, Gerald Baustert, Rolf König, Christoph Reigber
      Pages 104-111
    18. Rolf König, Karl Hans Neumayer
      Pages 112-119
    19. Christoph Reigber, Georges Balmino, Peter Schwintzer, Richard Biancale, Albert Bode, Jean-Michel Lemoine et al.
      Pages 120-127
    20. Christoph Reigber, Horst Jochmann, Johann Wünsch, Karl Hans Neumayer, Peter Schwintzer
      Pages 128-133
    21. Christian Gerlach, Nico Sneeuw, Pieter Visser, Dražen Švehla
      Pages 134-139
    22. Philip Moore, James F. Turner, Zhang Qiang
      Pages 146-152
    23. Mirjam Bilker, Matti Ollikainen, Markku Poutanen
      Pages 159-164
    24. Bert Vermeersen, Bertram Schott, Roberto Sabadini
      Pages 165-173
    25. Ralph R. B. von Frese, Laramie V. Potts, Hyung Rae Kim, C. K. Shum, Patrick T. Taylor, Jeong Woo Kim et al.
      Pages 180-186
    26. Verena Seufer, Jens Schröter, Manfred Wenzel, Wolfgang Keller
      Pages 187-192
    27. Sean Bruinsma, Richard Biancale
      Pages 193-199
  3. Earth Magnetic Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Martin Rother, Sungchan Choi, Hermann Lühr, Wolfgang Mai
      Pages 203-211
    3. David L. Cooke, Capt. Wallace Turnbull, Christopher Roth, Alvin Morgan, Robert Redus
      Pages 212-219
    4. Richard Holme, Nils Olsen, Martin Rother, Hermann Lühr
      Pages 220-225
    5. Ingo Wardinski, Richard Holme
      Pages 226-232
    6. Aude Chambodut, Mioara Mandea, Matthias Holschneider
      Pages 233-238
    7. Judith Schwarte, Hermann Lühr, Richard Holme
      Pages 239-244
    8. Nils Olsen, Susanne Vennerstrøm, Eigil Friis-Christensen
      Pages 245-250
    9. Stefan Maus, Kumar Hemant, Martin Rother, Hermann Lühr
      Pages 269-274
    10. Hyung Rae Kim, Ralph R. B. von Frese, Patrick T. Taylor, Jeong Woo Kim
      Pages 296-301
    11. Patrick T. Taylor, James J. Frawley, Hyung Rae Kim, Ralph von Frese, Jeong Woo Kim
      Pages 302-308
    12. Ralph R. B. von Frese, Hyung Rae Kim, Patrich T. Taylor, Jeong Woo Kim
      Pages 309-314
    13. Monika Korte, Stephen C. Constable, Catherine G. Constable
      Pages 315-320

About this book



In the summer of 2000 the German geo-research satellite CHAMP was launched into orbit. Its innovative payload arrangement and the low intial orbit allow CHAMP to simultaneously collect and almost continuously analyse precise data relating to gravity and magnetic fields at low altitude. In addition to this CHAMP also measures the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere using GPS techniques.

Eighteen months after the launch, CHAMP research groups from all over the world met at the Geo-Forschungs-Zentrum in Potsdam for an initial exchange of experiences and results. The main outcome of this user meeting is summarized in this volume. Apart from technical information about the mission, the book offers a comprehensive insight into the present status of CHAMP data exploitation for Earth system research and practical applications in geodesy, geophysics and meteorology.


Atmosphäre Atmosphärensondierung CHAMP-Satellitenmission Erdschwerefeld Geomagnetismus Ionosphere Ionosphärenstudien Meteorology Orbit geophysics instruments satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Reigber
    • 1
  • Hermann Lühr
    • 1
  • Peter Schwintzer
    • 1
  1. 1.PotsdamGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-53544-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-38366-6
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