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Geodesy Beyond 2000

The Challenges of the First Decade IAG General Assembly Birmingham, July 19–30, 1999

  • Klaus-Peter Schwarz
  • Complete overview over a wide range of topics in geodesy

  • Discussion of future developments

Conference proceedings

Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Modelling the Earth at the part per Billion Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. E. Smith, R. Kolenkiewicz, P. J. Dunn, M. H. Torrence
      Pages 3-12
    3. P. Moore, S. Carnochan, M. D. Reynolds, P. E. Sterlini
      Pages 13-19
    4. N. R. Vandenberg, C. C. Thomas, J. M. Bosworth, B. Chao, T. A. Clark, C. Ma
      Pages 20-21
    5. P. Willis, J. Slater, G. Beutler, W. Gurtner, C. Noll, R. Weber et al.
      Pages 22-25
    6. M. Rothacher, T. Springer, G. Beutler
      Pages 26-31
    7. H. G. Scherneck, J. M. Johansson, F. H. Webb
      Pages 32-40
    8. Z. Jiang, G. Petit, P. Uhrich, F. Taris
      Pages 41-46
    9. Josef Adam, Wolfgang Augath, Claude Boucher, Carine Bruyninx, Paul Dunkley, Erich Gubler et al.
      Pages 47-54
    10. J. Adam, W. Augath, F. Brouwer, G. Engelhardt, W. Gurtner, B. G. Harsson et al.
      Pages 55-60
  3. Seamless Gravity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. R. Klees, R. Koop, P. Visser, J. van den IJssel, R. Rummel
      Pages 68-74
    3. Christopher Jekeli
      Pages 83-88
    4. T. Gruber, C. Reigber, P. Schwintzer
      Pages 89-95
    5. D. A. Hastings, P. K. Dunbar, A. M. Hittelman
      Pages 101-106

About these proceedings


In this volume, the state of the art in geodesy is presented with special emphasis on the challenges of the next decade. It is subdivided into six parts. The first five parts discuss the challenges of providing a stable global reference at the parts per billion level by space methods, the impact of recently approved dedicated satellite missions on the determination of a high resolution global gravity field and its refinements by airborne gravity, advances in geodynamics and their impact on the monitoring of seismic hazards and earthquake prediction, the increasing use of GPS and INS in kinematic mode for mapping the Earth's surface and monitoring the behaviour of large man-made structures, and the related advances in mathematical theory and numerical techniques. The last part is dedicated to the discussion of a new structure for IAG to meet these challenges.


Global reference Satellite missions geodesy geodynamics global gravity field natural hazard monitoring satellite

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus-Peter Schwarz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geomatics EngineeringUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geodesy Beyond 2000
  • Book Subtitle The Challenges of the First Decade IAG General Assembly Birmingham, July 19–30, 1999
  • Editors Klaus-Peter Schwarz
  • Series Title International Association of Geodesy Symposia
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67002-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64105-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59742-8
  • Series ISSN 0939-9585
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 445
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
    Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
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