About the book
Geodesy is one of the scientific disciplines that has benefited the most from advances in satellite technology since the first artificial satellite was launched into orbit. Higher-resolution mapping of the earth, higher accuracy geodetic position computations based on global geodetic reference systems, and a better understanding of dynamic processes have all been achieved as a result of data obtained from satellites and satellite systems. As satellites and satellite systems continue to advance, observations obtained provide more detailed and long-term data on the earth's dynamic processes, and predictions and models based on these data enable effective risk management and the improvement of future living conditions on the Earth. In this regard, the chapters on data processing and modeling methodologies, accompanied by significant case study examples, in this book in preparation aim to highlight the use and importance of satellite and satellite system observations in geodetic applications and Earth observation studies. The following are the major categories of themes that are intended to be discussed in the book's content: low-Earth-orbiting satellites; observation techniques, data processing, and achievements in the branch of Earth gravity field studies obtained with the contribution of these satellite missions data (CHAMP, GOCE, GRACE/GRACE-Follow On, and future concepts in satellite gravimetry), ii-) satellite altimetry; recent progress in the techniques and applications including marine gravity and sea-level change determination, coastal altimetry and inland water studies, iii-) global navigation satellite systems; geodetic positioning, GNSS meteorology, and GNSS reflectometry studies including new data processing strategies (multi-GNSS, PPP, RT-PPP) and case study examples in various application fields, iv-) remote sensing satellites in Earth observation, monitoring, and mapping surface deformations and natural disasters, environmental changes because of global warming and its consequences in vulnerable areas, and v-) global, regional and national geodetic reference frames, which are necessary for efficient utilization of the satellite-based techniques in geodetic applications and monitoring Earth dynamic processes. Within the scope of outlined content, this book is intended to be a useful reference for all researchers and practitioners from engineering and geoscience disciplines who conduct research and applications using satellite and satellite system data.