Reference Frames for Applications in Geosciences

  • Zuheir Altamimi
  • Xavier Collilieux
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Theory and Realization of Global Terrestrial Reference Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. M. K. Cheng, J. C. Ries, B. D. Tapley
      Pages 19-25
    3. F. Deleflie, D. Coulot, B. de Saint-Jean, O. Laurain, P. Exertier
      Pages 33-38
    4. R. Haas, S. Bergstrand, W. Lehner
      Pages 45-50
    5. C. Ma, D. MacMillan, S. Bolotin, K. Le Bail, D. Gordon, J. Gipson
      Pages 51-56
    6. J. R. Ray, P. Rebischung, R. Schmid
      Pages 63-67
    7. P. Rebischung, B. Garayt
      Pages 69-74
    8. Manuela Seitz, Detlef Angermann, Hermann Drewes
      Pages 87-93
    9. M. Wilkinson, G. Appleby, R. Sherwood, V. Smith
      Pages 95-102
  3. Strengths, Weaknesses, Modelling Standards and Processing Strategies of Space Geodetic Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. J. Böhm, L. Urquhart, P. Steigenberger, R. Heinkelmann, V. Nafisi, H. Schuh
      Pages 105-109
    3. D. Gambis, J. Y. Richard, R. Biancale, C. Bizouard
      Pages 111-117
    4. Alvaro Santamaría-Gómez, Marie-Noëlle Bouin, Xavier Collilieux, Guy Wöppelmann
      Pages 119-124
    5. P. Steigenberger, U. Hugentobler, R. Schmid, U. Hessels, T. Klügel, M. Seitz
      Pages 125-130
  4. Definition, Establishment, Maintenance and Integration of Regional Reference Frames

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. D. Blagojević, V. Vasilić
      Pages 133-136
    3. C. Bruyninx, J. Legrand, Z. Altamimi, M. Becker, M. Craymer, L. Combrinck et al.
      Pages 137-145
    4. Ulla Kallio, Markku Poutanen
      Pages 147-152
    5. L. Sánchez, W. Seemüller, H. Drewes, L. Mateo, G. González, A. da Silva et al.
      Pages 153-161
  5. Interaction Between the Celestial and the Terrestrial Reference Frames

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. David Gordon, Chopo Ma, Dan MacMillan, Sergei Bolotin, Karine Le Bail, John Gipson
      Pages 175-179
    3. C. S. Jacobs, J. E. Clark, C. García-Miró, M. B. Heflin, S. Horiuchi, V. E. Moll et al.
      Pages 191-196
    4. L. Plank, H. Spicakova, J. Böhm, T. Nilsson, A. Pany, H. Schuh
      Pages 197-202
  6. Definition and Establishment of Vertical Reference Systems

  7. Usage and Applications of Reference Frames in Geosciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-259
    2. C. Brunini, F. Azpilicueta, M. Gende, E. Camilion, E. Gularte
      Pages 261-266
    3. Michael Heflin, Chris Jacobs, Ojars Sovers, Angelyn Moore, Sue Owen
      Pages 267-269
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 283-284

About these proceedings


Reference systems and frames are of primary importance for many Earth science applications, satellite navigation as well as for practical applications in geo-information. A precisely defined reference frame is needed for the quantification of, e.g. Earth rotation and its gravity field, global and regional sea level variation, tectonic motion and deformation, post-glacial rebound, geocenter motion, large scale deformation due to Earthquakes, local subsidence and other ruptures and crustal dislocations. All of these important scientific applications fundamentally depend on a truly global reference system that only space geodesy can realize. This volume details the proceedigns of the IAG Symposium REFAG2010 (Marne la Vallée, France, October 4-8, 2010)

The primary scope of REFAG2010 was to address today’s achievements on theoretical concepts of reference systems and their practical implementations by individual space geodetic techniques and their combinations, underlying limiting factors, systematic errors and novel approaches for future improvements.


Earth Rotaion IAG Symposium REFAG2010 (Marne la Vallée, October 4-8, 2010) Reference Frames Reference Systems Space Geodesy

Editors and affiliations

  • Zuheir Altamimi
    • 1
  • Xavier Collilieux
    • 2
  1. 1.Géographique et Forestière (IGN), Laboratoire de recherche en géodésie (LAInstitut National de l'InformationParisFrance
  2. 2.Géographique et Forestière (IGN), Laboratoire de Recherche en Géodésie (LAInstitut National de l'InformationParisFrance

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