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Fundamentals and Applications of the Gravity Field Mission GOCE

  • Nico Sneeuw
  • C. Gerlach
  • J. Müller
  • H. Oberndorfer
  • R. Rummel
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 120)

Abstract

This paper discusses the requirements that geosciences pose on global gravity field determination in terms of accuracy and spatial resolution. To be precise, the requirements from geodesy, oceanography and geophysics are presented. Particularly the gravity field recovery that can be attained by ESA’s GOCE mission (Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer) is emphasized. This implies that the underlying discussion is limited to the stationary Earth gravity field. The discussion is preceded by a brief introduction to the GOCE satellite and to gradiometry in general.

Keywords

Gravity Field Orbit Determination Precise Orbit Determination Upward Continuation Height System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nico Sneeuw
    • 1
  • C. Gerlach
  • J. Müller
  • H. Oberndorfer
  • R. Rummel
  1. 1.Institut für Astronomische and Physikalische Geodäsie (IAPG)Technische Universität MünchenGermany

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