Earth Observation with CHAMP

Results from Three Years in Orbit

  • Christoph Reigber
  • Hermann Lühr
  • Peter Schwintzer
  • Jens Wickert

Table of contents

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

    1. Erik R. Ivins, Eric Rignot, Xiaoping Wu, Thomas S. James, Gino Casassa
      Pages 3-12
    2. Lóránt Földváry, Dražen Švehla, Christian Gerlach, Martin Wermuth, Thomas Gruber, Reiner Rummel et al.
      Pages 13-18
    3. Christoph Reigber, Horst Jochmann, Johann Wünsch, Svetozar Petrovic, Peter Schwintzer, Franz Barthelmes et al.
      Pages 25-30
    4. Jürgen Neumeyer, Peter Schwintzer, Franz Barthelmes, Olaf Dierks, Yuichi Imanishi, Corinna Kroner et al.
      Pages 31-36
    5. David McAdoo, Carl Wagner, Seymour Laxon
      Pages 37-46
    6. Rolf König, Grzegorz Michalak, Karl Hans Neumayer, Roland Schmidt, Sheng Yuan Zhu, Heribert Meixner et al.
      Pages 65-70
    7. Karl Hans Neumayer, Grzegorz Michalak, Rolf König
      Pages 71-76
    8. Félix Perosanz, Richard Biancale, Jean Michel Lemoine, Nicole Vales, Sylvain Loyer, Sean Bruinsma
      Pages 77-82
    9. Bibo Peng, Bin Wu, Jun Li, Houze Hsu
      Pages 83-88
    10. Adrian Jäggi, Heike Bock, Urs Hugentobler, Gerhard Beutler
      Pages 89-94
    11. Jose van den IJssel, Pieter Visser, Roger Haagmans
      Pages 95-100
    12. Robert H. Gooding, Carl A. Wagner, Jaroslav Klokočník, Jan Kostelecký, Christoph Reigber
      Pages 101-107
    13. Shin-Chan Han, C.K. Shum, Christopher Jekeli, Alexander Braun, Yiqun Chen, Chung-Yen Kuo
      Pages 108-114

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 initial orbit allow CHAMP to simultaneously collect and almost continuously analyse precise data relating to gravity and magnetic fields at low altitude. In addition, CHAMP also measures the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere using GPS techniques. Three years after launch, more than 200 CHAMP investigators and co-investigators from all over the world met at the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam to present and discuss the results derived from the  extensive data sets of the mission. The main outcome of this expert meeting is summarized in this volume. The book offers a comprehensive insight into the present status of the exploitation of CHAMP data for Earth system research and practical applications in geodesy, geophysics and meteorology.


Atmosphere sounding CHAMP satellite mission Earth System Earth gravity field Geomagnetism Gravity Ionospheric studies Orbit geodesy geophysics magnetic field magnetism satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Reigber
    • 1
  • Hermann Lühr
    • 1
  • Peter Schwintzer
    • 1
  • Jens Wickert
    • 1
  1. 1.GeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdam

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22804-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-26800-0
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