Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere

For the past three decades, it has been possible to measure the earth's static gravity from satellites. Such measurements have been used to address many important scientific problems, including the earth's internal structure, and geologically slow processes like mantle convection. In principle, it is possible to resolve the time-varying component of the gravity field by improving the accuracy of satellite gravity measurements. These temporal variations are caused by dynamic processes that change the mass distribution in the earth, oceans, and atmosphere. Acquisition of improved time-varying gravity data would open a new class of important scientific problems to analysis, including crustal motions associated with earthquakes and changes in groundwater levels, ice dynamics, sea-level changes, and atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns. This book evaluates the potential for using satellite technologies to measure the time-varying component of the gravity field and assess the utility of these data for addressing problems of interest to the earth sciences, natural hazards, and resource communities.

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  • Author : National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 126 pages
  • ISBN : 0309057922
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere

Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Earth Gravity from Space
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 02 October 1997
GET THIS BOOKSatellite Gravity and the Geosphere

For the past three decades, it has been possible to measure the earth's static gravity from satellites. Such measurements have been used to address many important scientific problems, including the earth's internal structure, and geologically slow processes like mantle convection. In principle, it is possible to resolve the time-varying component of the gravity field by improving the accuracy of satellite gravity measurements. These temporal variations are caused by dynamic processes that change the mass distribution in the earth, oceans, and

Global Dynamics of the Earth

Global Dynamics of the Earth
  • Author : Roberto Sabadini,Bert Vermeersen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 30 April 2004
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This volume opens up new perspectives on the physics of the Earth's interior for graduate students and researchers working in the fields of geophysics and geodesy. It looks at our planet in an integrated fashion, linking the physics of its interior to the geophysical and geodetic techniques that record, over a broad spectrum of spatial wavelengths, the ongoing modifications in the shape and gravity field of the planet. Basic issues related to the rheological properties of the Earth's mantle and

Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation

Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation
  • Author : Stelios P. Mertikas
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 25 June 2010
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These Proceedings include the written version of papers presented at the IAG International Symposium on "Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation 2008". The Symposium was held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-27 June 2008 and organized by the Laboratory of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. The meeting was arranged by the International Association of Geodesy and in particular by the IAG Commission 2: Gravity Field. The symposium aimed at bringing together geodesists and geophysicists working in the general areas of gravity,

Observing our Changing Earth

Observing our Changing Earth
  • Author : Michael G. Sideris
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 09 October 2008
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This volume contains a selection of 99 papers from the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) quadrennial General Assembly, held in Perugia, Italy, from July 2 to 13, 2007, in conjunction with the XXIV General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). There were 225 oral and 474 poster presentations made at the five IAG Symposia, which covered the following research themes: Reference Frames, Gravity Field, Earth Rotation and Geodynamics, Positioning and Applications, The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS). The Symposia focused on Earth

Global Geodetic Observing System

Global Geodetic Observing System
  • Author : Hans-Peter Plag,Michael Pearlman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 25 July 2009
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The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) has been established by the Int- national Association of Geodesy (IAG) in order to integrate the three fundamental areas of geodesy, so as to monitor geodetic parameters and their temporal varia- ?9 tions, in a global reference frame with a target relative accuracy of 10 or b- ter. These areas, often called ‘pillars’, deal with the determination and evolution of (a) the Earth’s geometry (topography, bathymetry, ice surface, sea level), (b) the Earth’s rotation

Dynamic Planet

Dynamic Planet
  • Author : Paul Tregoning,Chris Rizos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 15 January 2008
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Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere

Satellite Gravity and the Geosphere
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Committee on Earth Gravity from Space
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 02 October 1997
GET THIS BOOKSatellite Gravity and the Geosphere

For the past three decades, it has been possible to measure the earth's static gravity from satellites. Such measurements have been used to address many important scientific problems, including the earth's internal structure, and geologically slow processes like mantle convection. In principle, it is possible to resolve the time-varying component of the gravity field by improving the accuracy of satellite gravity measurements. These temporal variations are caused by dynamic processes that change the mass distribution in the earth, oceans, and

Handbook of Sea-Level Research

Handbook of Sea-Level Research
  • Author : Ian Shennan,Antony J. Long,Benjamin P. Horton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 19 February 2015
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Measuring sea-level change – be that rise or fall – isone of the most pressing scientific goals of our time and requiresrobust scientific approaches and techniques. This Handbookaims to provide a practical guide to readers interested in thischallenge, from the initial design of research approaches throughto the practical issues of data collection and interpretation froma diverse range of coastal environments. Building on thirtyyears of international research, the Handbook comprises 38 chaptersthat are authored by leading experts from around the world. The Handbook will

Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings

Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings
  • Author : Jean J. Souchay
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 August 2006
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Taking both a theoretical and observational perspective, this book is an introduction to recent developments in the field of celestial mechanics. It emphasizes the application to extended celestial bodies and devotes much attention to rotational aspects. In particular, it explains the state of art for accurate modelling of the rotation of celestial bodies such as the Earth, the Moon, and Mercury, which involves principles related to hydrodynamics and geodesy. Comparisons between the light curves of the asteroids and their rotational

Ocean Tides

Ocean Tides
  • Author : G. I. Marchuk,B. A. Kagan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 20 May 2014
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Ocean Tides: Mathematical Models and Numerical Experiments discusses the mathematical concepts involved in understanding the behavior of oceanic tides. The book utilizes mathematical models and equations to interpret physical peculiarities of tidal generation. The text first presents the essential information on the theory of tide, and then proceeds to tackling the studies on the equations of tidal dynamics. Next, the book covers the numerical methods for the solution of the equations of tidal dynamics. Chapter 4 deals with the tides in

Ice Sheets, Sea Level and the Dynamic Earth

Ice Sheets, Sea Level and the Dynamic Earth
  • Author : Jerry X. Mitrovica,Bert L. A. Vermeersen
  • Publisher : American Geophysical Union
  • Release : 21 January 2002
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Eighteen contributions from international scientists discuss recent research on the process of glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA). Some of the topics covered include the modeling of the Earth's viscoelastic response; the prediction and analysis of sea-level changes and anomalies in the Earth's rotation and gravity field; and the inference of mantle viscosity. The volume is well illustrated with maps and diagrams in b&w and color, but it does not contain an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.