Geodetic and Geophysical Observations in Antarctica

An Overview in the IPY Perspective

  • Alessandro Capra
  • Reinhard Dietrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. A. Capra, M. Dubbini, A. Galeandro, L. Gusella, A. Zanutta, G. Casula et al.
    Pages 37-72
  3. Gary Johnston, Nicholas Brown, Michael Moore
    Pages 85-96
  4. M. Berrocoso, A. Fernández-Ros, M.E. Ramírez, J.M. Salamanca, C. Torrecillas, A. Pérez-Peña et al.
    Pages 97-124
  5. Ian D. Thomas, Matt A. King, Peter J. Clarke
    Pages 211-235
  6. Mirko Scheinert, Andrés F. Zakrajsek, Sergio A. Marenssi, Reinhard Dietrich, Lutz Eberlein
    Pages 267-280
  7. S. Danesi, M. Dubbini, A. Morelli, L. Vittuari, S. Bannister
    Pages 281-298
  8. F. Coren, N. Creati, P. Sterzai
    Pages 319-331

About this book


Due to their unique geophysical and geodynamic environment, both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions are often utilized for geodetic and geophysical observations. This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the scientific investigation and observation techniques of the polar regions at both temporary and permanent observatories. Most papers focus on regional models based on data acquired in polar regions. Geodetic satellite positions systems (GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO) will also be discussed as well as other space techniques (DORIS, VLBI). Gravimetry, absolute gravimetry, and tidal gravimetry are also discussed, as well as seismology and meteorology. The book also touches on data analysis and geodynamic interpretation and discusses methods of constructing autonomous observatories.


Antarctica Geodetic observations Geophysical observations International Polar Year Polar geodesy satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Capra
    • 1
  • Reinhard Dietrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Ingegneria Meccanica e CivileUniversità Modena e Reggio EmiliaItaly
  2. 2.TU Dresden Inst. Planetare GeodäsieGermany

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