Earth Gravity Field from Space - from Sensors to Earth Sciences

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G. Beutler, M.R. Drinkwater, R. Rummel, Rudolf von Steiger
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 31, 2003 - Science - 446 pages
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The ESA explorer core mission GOCE, to be launched in 2006, will enhance our knowledge of the global static gravity field and of the geoid by orders of magnitude. The U.S. satellite gravity mission GRACE (2002-2006) is currently measuring, in addition, the temporal variations of the gravity field. With these new data a whole range of fascinating new possibilities will be opened for solid Earth physics, oceanography, geodesy and sea-level research. The new generation of gravity missions employs sensor concepts for gravity field measurement, orbit and attitude control and orbit determination that show interesting similarities with space experiments planned in the field of fundamental physics. This volume is the result of a workshop that brought together some 50 acknowledged experts in their field to discuss (1) strategies for ultra precision orbit determination and gravity field modelling with the data of the upcoming gravity field missions, (2) the use of accurate and high resolution gravity models in Earth sciences whereby, in particular, synergy is expected between the various science fields in their use of this type of new information, and (3) gravity field requirements and possible sensor and mission concepts for the time after GRACE and GOCE.
 

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Contents

STRATEGIES FOR PRECISE ORBIT DETERMINATION OF LOW EARTH ORBITERS USING THE GPS
17
REDUCEDDYNAMIC AND KINEMATIC PRECISE ORBIT DETERMINATION
27
SPACEWISE TIMEWISE TORUS AND ROSBOROUGH REPRESENTATIONS IN GRAVITY FIELD MODELLING
37
UNIQUE ASPECTS OF THE HIGH PRECISION INTERSATELLITE DATA AND ANALYSIS METHODS
47
GLOBAL GRAVITY FIELD RECOVERY USING SOLELY GPS TRACKING AND ACCELEROMETER DATA FROM CHAMP
55
THE PROCESSING OF BANDLIMITED MEASUREMENTS FILTERING TECHNIQUES IN THE LEAST SQUARES CONTEXT AND IN THE PR...
67
FINGERPRINTING GREENLAND AND ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET FLUX
81
BENEFITS FROM GOCE WITHIN SOLID EARTH GEOPHYSICS
95
OCEAN TIDES IN GRACE MONTHLY AVERAGED GRAVITY FIELDS
261
TIDAL MODELS IN A NEW ERA OF SATELLITE GRAVIMETRY
271
THE ELUSIVE STATIONARY GEOID
283
GEODETIC METHODS FOR CALIBRATION OF GRACE AND GOCE
293
BENEFITS OF GRACE AND GOCE TO SEA LEVEL STUDIES
307
WHAT MIGHT GRACE CONTRIBUTE TO STUDIES OF POST GLACIAL REBOUND?
319
MEASURING THE DISTRIBUTION OF OCEAN MASS USING GRACE
331
MONITORING CHANGES IN CONTINENTAL WATER STORAGE WITH GRACE
345

THE POTENTIAL OF GOCE IN CONSTRAINING THE STRUCTURE OF THE CRUST AND LITHOSPHERE FROM POSTGLACIAL REBOUND
105
DEEP AND SHALLOW SOLIDEARTH STRUCTURES RECONSTRUCTED WITH SEQUENTIAL INTEGRATED INVERSION SII OF SEISMIC A...
115
OBSERVATIONS AND CAUSES
131
GLOBAL OCEAN DATA ASSIMILATION AND GEOID MEASUREMENTS
147
RESOLUTION NEEDED FOR AN ADEQUATE DETERMINATION OF THE MEAN OCEAN CIRCULATION FROM ALTIMETRY AND AN IMP...
163
ERROR CHARACTERISTICS ESTIMATED FROM CHAMP GRACE AND GOCE DERIVED GEOIDS AND FROM SATELLITE ALTIMETRY DE...
179
ESTIMATING THE HIGHRESOLUTION MEAN SEASURFACE VELOCITY FIELD BY COMBINED USE OF ALTIMETER AND DRIFTER DAT...
195
COMBINED USE OF ALTIMETRY AND IN SITU GRAVITY DATA FOR COASTAL DYNAMICS STUDIES
205
FEASIBILITY AND CONTRIBUTION TO OCEAN CIRCULATION STUDIES OF OCEAN BOTTOM PRESSURE DETERMINATION
217
IMPACT OF GEOID IMPROVEMENT ON OCEAN MASS AND HEAT TRANSPORT ESTIMATES
225
HOW OPERATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CAN BENEFIT FROM DYNAMIC TOPOGRAPHY ESTIMATES AS DERIVED FROM ALTIMETRY A...
239
REMARKS ON THE ROLE OF HEIGHT DATUM IN ALTIMETRYGRAVIMETRY BOUNDARYVALUE PROBLEMS
253
AN APPLICATION TO THE GOCE SATELLITE
357
ON SUPERCONDUCTIVE GRAVITY GRADIOMETRY IN SPACE
367
SATELLITESATELLITE LASER LINKS FOR FUTURE GRAVITY MISSIONS
377
POSSIBLE FUTURE USE OF LASER GRAVITY GRADIOMETKRS
385
MICROSCOPE INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT LESSONS FOR GOCE
393
NEEDS AND TOOLS FOR FUTURE GRAVITY MEASURING MISSIONS
409
ESAS FIRST EARTH EXPLORER CORE MISSION
419
CLOSING REMARKS
433
Author Index
443
List of Participants
445
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