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Observation of the System Earth from Space - CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE and future missions

GEOTECHNOLOGIEN Science Report No. 20

  • Frank Flechtner
  • Nico Sneeuw
  • Wolf-Dieter Schuh


  • Long time series and real data analysis of gravity and magnetic field satellite missions and technical requirements for future missions

  • Latest insights of gravity and magnetic field satellite missions CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE, LOTSE

  • Technological concepts for the next generation of gravity field satellites


Part of the Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences book series (ATES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Grzegorz Michalak, Daniel König, Karl-Hans Neumayer, Christoph Dahle
      Pages 9-17
    3. Karl-Hans Neumayer
      Pages 19-27
    4. Christoph Dahle, Frank Flechtner, Christian Gruber, Daniel König, Rolf König, Grzegorz Michalak et al.
      Pages 29-39
    5. Daniel König , Christoph Dahle
      Pages 41-45
    6. Annette Eicker, Enrico Kurtenbach, Jürgen Kusche, Akbar Shabanloui
      Pages 47-52
    7. Nadja Peterseim, Anja Schlicht, Jakob Flury, Christoph Dahle
      Pages 53-61
    8. Stefan Heise, Jens Wickert, Christina Arras, Georg Beyerle, Antonia Faber, Grzegorz Michalak et al.
      Pages 63-71

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Wolf-Dieter Schuh, Boris Kargoll
      Pages 75-79
    3. Michael Murböck, Claudia Stummer, Roland Pail, Weiyong Yi, Thomas Gruber, Reiner Rummel
      Pages 81-88
    4. Johannes Bouman, Martin Fuchs, Verena Lieb, Wolfgang Bosch, Denise Dettmering, Michael Schmidt
      Pages 89-94
    5. Thomas Grombein, Kurt Seitz, Bernhard Heck
      Pages 95-101
    6. Akbar Shabanloui, Judith Schall, Annette Eicker, Jürgen Kusche
      Pages 103-108
    7. Ina Krasbutter, Jan Martin Brockmann, Boris Kargoll, Wolf-Dieter Schuh
      Pages 109-114
    8. Jianqing Cai, Nico Sneeuw
      Pages 115-121
    9. Phillip Brieden, Jürgen Müller
      Pages 123-129

About this book


Significant advances in the scientific use of space based data were achieved in three joint interdisciplinary projects based on data of the satellite missions CHAMP, GRACE and GOCE within the R&D program GEOTECHNOLOGIEN. It was possible to explore and monitor changes related to the Earth’s surface, the boundary layer between atmosphere and solid earth, and the oceans and ice shields. This boundary layer is our habitat and therefore is in the focus of our interests. The Earth’s surface is subject to anthropogenetic changes, to changes driven by the Sun, Moon and planets, and by changes caused by processes in the Earth system. The state parameters and their changes are best monitored from space. The theme “Observation of the System Earth from Space” offers comprehensive insights into a broad range of research topics relevant to society including geodesy, oceanography, atmospheric science (from meteorology to climatology), hydrology and glaciology.


Atmospheric Parameters Gravity Field Long Time Series of Satellite Data Mass Distribution in the System Earth Technological Concepts

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Flechtner
    • 1
  • Nico Sneeuw
    • 2
  • Wolf-Dieter Schuh
    • 3
  1. 1.Geodesy and Remote SensingGFZ German Research Centre for GesoscieWesslingGermany
  2. 2.Stuttgart University Geodetic InstituteStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Geodäsie und GeoinformationUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Observation of the System Earth from Space - CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE and future missions
  • Book Subtitle GEOTECHNOLOGIEN Science Report No. 20
  • Editors Frank Flechtner
    Nico Sneeuw
    Wolf-Dieter Schuh
  • Series Title Advanced Technologies in Earth Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Adv Technologies in Earth Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-32134-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-52254-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-32135-1
  • Series ISSN 2190-1635
  • Series E-ISSN 2190-1643
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 57 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
    Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
    Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
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