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Global Geodetic Observing System: Meeting the Requirements of a Global Society on a Changing Planet in 2020

Offers a comprehensive overview of geodesy’s contribution to science and society
Provides broad coverage of current technological status and capabilities of modern geodesy
Identifies user needs and requirements in terms of geodetic observations and products

By: Hans-Peter Plag (Editor), Michael Pearlman (Editor)

376 pages, 66 colour illustrations, b/w illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221505 | ISBN-13: 9783642424946
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Hardback | Aug 2009 | #182850 | ISBN-13: 9783642026867
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About this book

With the provision of accurate reference frames and observations of changes in Earth's shape, gravity field and rotation, modern geodesy takes a fundamental role for improved understanding of geodynamics, geohazards, the global water cycle, global change, atmosphere and ocean dynamics, and it supports many societal applications that depend on accurate positions. Global Geodetic Observing System provides a comprehensive overview of geodesy's contribution to science and society at large, and it identifies user needs and requirements in terms of geodetic observations and products. Specifications for a global geodetic observing system that would meet these requirements lead to considerations of system design and implementation.


Contents

Executive Summary

1 Introduction
2 The goals, achievements, and tools of modern geodesy
3 Understanding a dynamic planet: Earth science requirements for geodesy
4 Maintaining a modern society
5 Earth observation: Serving the needs of an increasingly global society
6 Geodesy: Foundation for exploring the planets, the solar system and beyond
7 Integrated scientific and societal user requirements and functional specifications for the GGOS
8 The future geodetic reference frame
9 The future Global Geodetic Observing System
10 Towards GGOS in 2020
11 Recommendations

References
Acronyms and abbreviations
Index


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