The German research satellite CHAMP had been launched in summer 2000. Its modern instruments and near Earth orbit allow for the first time to collect data of the gravitational and magnetic fields and in addition to sound out the atmosphere and ionosphere by using GPS techniques. The book is the result of the first meeting of the international CHAMP research groups gathering 18 months later at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam. Besides technical information the volume offers a comprehensive overview over the use of CHAMP data for Earth System Research in the fields of Geodesy, Geophysics and Meteorology.
From the reviews: "This manuscript is a compilation of selected presentations from the First CHAMP Science Meeting ! . it can be recommended for advanced graduate students or for professional in the relevant areas of specialty. The organization into the three separate sections makes the material easily accessible to specialist from the three separate areas. ! Overall, I found the material well prepared and a very interesting presentation of the remarkable accomplishments of the CHAMP mission." (Prof-Dr-Ing. Byron Tapley, Journal of Geodesy, Vol. 77, 2004)
New Global Gravity Field Models from selected CHAMP data sets.- Evaluation of Geoid Models with GPS/levelling points in Sweden and Finland.- CHAMP orbit determination with GPS phase-connected precise point positioning.- Kinematic and dynamic determination of trajectories for low earth satellites using GPS.- The CHAMP orbit comparison campaign.- Total density retrieval with STAR.- CHAMP gravity field recovery with the energy balance approach: first results.- Gravitational field modelling from CHAMP-ephemerides by harmonic splines and fast multipole techniques.- CHAMP, mass displacements and the Earth's rotation.- CHAMP orbit and gravity instrument status. Comparison of global lithospheric fiels models derived from satellite magnetic data.- CHAMP ME data processing overview and problems.
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