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Atmospheric Effects in Space Geodesy

  • Johannes Böhm
  • Harald Schuh

Part of the Springer Atmospheric Sciences book series (SPRINGERATMO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Johannes Böhm, David Salstein, Mahdi M. Alizadeh, Dudy D. Wijaya
    Pages 1-33
  3. Mahdi M. Alizadeh, Dudy D. Wijaya, Thomas Hobiger, Robert Weber, Harald Schuh
    Pages 35-71
  4. Tobias Nilsson, Johannes Böhm, Dudy D. Wijaya, Ana Tresch, Vahab Nafisi, Harald Schuh
    Pages 73-136
  5. Dudy D. Wijaya, Johannes Böhm, Maria Karbon, Hana Kràsnà, Harald Schuh
    Pages 137-157
  6. Maria Karbon, Johannes Böhm, Dudy D. Wijaya, Harald Schuh
    Pages 159-180
  7. Michael Schindelegger, Sigrid Böhm, Johannes Böhm, Harald Schuh
    Pages 181-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-234

About this book


Various effects of the atmosphere have to be considered in space geodesy and all of them are described and treated consistently in this textbook. Two chapters are concerned with ionospheric and tropospheric path delays of microwave and optical signals used by space geodetic techniques, such as the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), or Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR). It is explained how these effects are best reduced and modelled to improve the accuracy of space geodetic measurements. Other chapters are on the deformation of the Earth’s crust due to atmospheric loading, on atmospheric excitation of Earth rotation, and on atmospheric effects on gravity field measurements from special satellite missions such as CHAMP, GRACE, and GOCE. All chapters have been written by staff members of the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation at TU Wien who are experts in the particular fields.


Atmosphere CHAMP Earth Gravity Field Earth Rotation GNSS GOCE Global Navigation Satellite Systems Space Geodesy

Editors and affiliations

  • Johannes Böhm
    • 1
  • Harald Schuh
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Advanced GeodesyTU WienViennaAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics, Advanced GeodesyTU ViennaViennaAustria

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“The focus of the book is on the atmosphere in terms of the subject areas where the atmosphere is important for space geodesy. … the book is a good starting point in case one wants to dig deeper into a specific subject … . The overall impression is that the book fulfils a need. I am not aware of any other such complete summary on the research relevant to the interplay between space geodesy and the atmosphere.” (Gunnar Elgered, Journal of Geodesy, Vol. 89, 2015)