Earth and Planetary Sciences

Geodetic Sciences - Observations, Modeling and Applications

Edited by Shuanggen Jin, ISBN 978-953-51-1144-3, 344 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published May 29, 2013 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3439

Space geodetic techniques, e.g., global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), satellite gravimetry and altimetry, and GNSS Reflectometry & Radio Occultation, are capable of measuring small changes of the Earth�s shape, rotation, and gravity field, as well as mass changes in the Earth system with an unprecedented accuracy. This book is devoted to presenting recent results and development in space geodetic techniques and sciences, including GNSS, VLBI, gravimetry, geoid, geodetic atmosphere, geodetic geophysics and geodetic mass transport associated with the ocean, hydrology, cryosphere and solid-Earth. This book provides a good reference for geodetic techniques, engineers, scientists as well as user community.