Physical Geodesy by Bernhard Hofmann-WellenhofPhysical Geodesy by Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof

Physical Geodesy

byBernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Helmut Moritz

Paperback | August 28, 2006

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"Physical Geodesy" by Heiskanen and Moritz, published in 1967, has for a long time been considered as the standard introduction to its field. The enormous progress since then, however, required a complete reworking. While basic material could be retained other parts required a complete update. This concerns, above all, the adaptation to the fact that the geometry can now be precisely determined by methods such as GPS, and that new satellite methods, combined with terrestrial methods, also make a detailed determination of the earth's gravitational field a possibility and a necessity. Highlights include: emphasis on global integration of geometry and gravity, a simplified approach to Molodensky's theory without integral equations, and a general combination of all geodetic data by least-squares collocation. In the second edition minor mistakes have been corrected.
Title:Physical GeodesyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:403 pagesPublished:August 28, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3211335447

ISBN - 13:9783211335444

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Table of Contents

Motivation.- Fundamentals of potential theory.- Gravity field of the earth.- Gravity reduction.- Heights.- The geometry of the earth.- Gravity field outside the earth.- Space methods.- Modern views on the determination of the figure of the earth.- Statistical methods in physical geodesy.- Least-squares collocation.- Computational methods.