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System Earth via Geodetic-Geophysical Space Techniques

  • Frank M. Flechtner
  • Thomas Gruber
  • Andreas Güntner
  • M. Mandea
  • Markus Rothacher
  • Tilo Schöne
  • Jens Wickert

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. CHAMP and GRACE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernd Ritschel, Lutz Gericke, Ronny Kopischke, Vivien Mende
      Pages 15-28
    3. Grzegorz Michalak, Rolf König
      Pages 29-39
    4. Frank Flechtner, Christoph Dahle, Karl Hans Neumayer, Rolf König, Christoph Förste
      Pages 41-58
    5. Krzysztof Snopek, Daniel König, Rolf König
      Pages 59-66
  3. GRACE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Björn Frommknecht, Anja Schlicht
      Pages 105-118
    3. Henryk Dobslaw, Maik Thomas
      Pages 119-129
    4. Frank Flechtner, Maik Thomas, Henryk Dobslaw
      Pages 131-142
    5. Ulrich Meyer, Björn Frommknecht, Frank Flechtner
      Pages 143-158
    6. Torsten Mayer-Gürr, Annette Eicker, Enrico Kurtenbach, Karl-Heinz Ilk
      Pages 159-168
    7. Andreas Macrander, Carmen Böning, Olaf Boebel, Jens Schröter
      Pages 169-185
    8. Carmen Böning, Ralph Timmermann, Sergey Danilov, Jens Schröter
      Pages 187-199
  4. GOCE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Reiner Rummel, Thomas Gruber
      Pages 203-212

About this book


The Earth’s gravity and magnetic gravity fields play an important role in global and regional geodynamics. Research satellites such as CHAMP, GRACE, and GOCE apply new measurement techniques to recover gravity and magnetic fields with unprecedented accuracy and resolution in space and time. Combined with terrestrial observations and numerical models, this data will significantly improve a detailed understanding of the Earth as a coupled system of atmosphere, hydrosphere and solid Earth.

In Germany, many of the processing, modelling and interpreting methodologies for these new observation techniques have been developed under the umbrella of the R&D-programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN. The research projects focus on a better understanding of the spatial and temporal variations in the magnetic and gravity field and their relationship to the dynmaics of the Earth's interior and global change processes close to its surface.

This volume presents the results of all multidisciplinary studies covered by this programme for the period 2005-2008, including the following topics:

- Static and time variable gravity field models from CHAMP, GRACE and GOCE
- Applications of GRACE , altimetry, GPS and other data for geophysical analyses
- Contributions to the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS)
- Atmospheric sounding by GPS radio occultation technique with CHAMP
  and GRACE
- Observation of the Earth's magnetic field with CHAMP

Thus, it offers an up-to-date overview for a broad scientific community working in gravity field and Earth rotation research.


Earth system science GGOS Orbit geodesy remote sensing satellite satellite gravimetry

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank M. Flechtner
    • 1
  • Thomas Gruber
    • 2
  • Andreas Güntner
    • 3
  • M. Mandea
    • 4
  • Markus Rothacher
    • 5
  • Tilo Schöne
    • 6
  • Jens Wickert
    • 7
  1. 1.Helmholtz-Zentrum PotsdamDeutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.TU MünchenMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Helmholtz-Zentrum PotsdamDeutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZPotsdamGermany
  4. 4., Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris GUniversité Paris DiderotParisFrance
  5. 5.Photogrammetrie HP V G 52ETH Zürich8093Switzerland
  6. 6.Helmholtz-Zentrum PotsdamDeutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZPotsdamGermany
  7. 7.Abt. 1 Geodäsie und FernerkundungGeoForschungsZentrum PotsdamPotsdamGermany

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