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Global geodetic observing system : meeting the requirements of a global society on a changing planet in 2020

Author: Hans-Peter Plag; Michael R Pearlman
Publisher: Berlin : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) has been established by the Int- national Association of Geodesy (IAG) in order to integrate the three fundamental areas of geodesy, so as to monitor geodetic parameters and their temporal varia- tions, in a global reference frame with a target relative accuracy of 10 or beter. These areas, often called ‘pillars’, deal with the determination and evolution of (a) the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Observations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Peter Plag; Michael R Pearlman
ISBN: 9783642026867 3642026869 9783642026874 3642026877 3642424945 9783642424946
OCLC Number: 428028590
Description: xliv, 332 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The goals, achievements, and tools of modern geodesy --
Understanding a dynamic planet : earth science requirements for geodesy --
Maintaining a modern society --
Earth observation : serving the needs of an increasingly global society --
Geodesy : foundation for exploring the planets, the solar system and beyond --
Integrated scientific and societal user requirements and functional specifications for the GGOS --
The future geodetic reference frame --
The future Global Observing System --
Towards GGOS in 2020 --
Recommendations.
Responsibility: Hans-Peter Plag, Michael Pearlman, eds.

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Geodesy plays a key role in geodynamics, geohazards, the global water cycle, global change, atmosphere and ocean dynamics. This book covers geodesy's contribution to science and society and  Read more...

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