About the book
Improvements in observations especially with advances in spaceborne technologies have accelerated by the end of the last century. These improvements have a notable impact on geodetic sciences and their applications. As a consequence of the improvements in data accuracies, spatial and temporal resolutions of observations, as well as the development in the methodologies, more detailed analyses of the Earth and a deeper understanding of its dynamic processes, are possible today. The traces of these developments are tracked in applications of each branch of the Geodetic Sciences. From this perspective, this book will be a collection of the selected reviews and case-study articles that report the advances in methodology and applications in the main research branches of the Geodesy including, Earth’s gravity field, satellite positioning and navigation, and finally the geodynamics.
While each chapter in the book will be dedicated to explaining an individual original theory or an application of the Geodetic Sciences, all the chapters together will present an overview of the current state of the Geodetic research in today’s modern world. The topics that will be considered in the book chapters are not limited but include satellite gravity missions, global geopotential models, local/regional geoid modeling, satellite altimetry, sea-level variations, airborne gravity, height systems, and vertical datum unification, mass redistribution and climate change, geodetic infrastructure for GNSS, ionospheric and tropospheric models, precise point positioning, real-time kinematic and multi-GNSS, GNSS augmentations, various applications of GNSS, marine and air navigation, structural health monitoring, deformation analyses, crustal movement and land surface deformations monitoring using geodetic methods, SAR/InSAR applications, earthquake prediction, tsunami and early warning systems, sensor networks and data fusion, and so on.
A collection of the selected geodetic reviews and the case-studies in an open access book is expected to reach the researchers and practitioners of any age and experience level of Geodesists and professionals from related disciplines. Hence the outstanding studies in the book content will benefit to enlarge the readers' vision and to further their work. We hope that the book will be beneficial to the extended readers' community who are interested in Geodesy.