Geodesy: The Concepts

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Elsevier, Jun 3, 2015 - Science - 714 pages
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Geodesy: The Concepts, Second Edition focuses on the processes, approaches, and methodologies employed in geodesy, including gravity field and motions of the earth and geodetic methodology.

The book first underscores the history of geodesy, mathematics and geodesy, and geodesy and other disciplines. Discussions focus on algebra, geometry, statistics, symbolic relation between geodesy and other sciences, applications of geodesy, and the historical beginnings of geodesy. The text then ponders on the structure of geodesy, as well as functions of geodesy and geodetic theory and practice.

The publication examines the motions, gravity field, deformations in time, and size and shape of earth. Topics include tidal phenomena, tectonic deformations, actual shape of the earth, gravity anomaly and potential, and observed polar motion and spin velocity variations. The elements of geodetic methodology, classes of mathematical models, and formulation and solving of problems are also mentioned.

The text is a dependable source of data for readers interested in the concepts involved in geodesy.
 

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Contents

THE EARTH
55
METHODOLOGY
173
POSITIONING
289
EARTHS GRAVITY FIELD
457
TEMPORAL VARIATIONS
585
AUTHOR INDEX
661
SUBJECT INDEX
669
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