Special Issue "Gravity Field Determination and Its Temporal Variation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (13 July 2018)
It is my pleasure to inform you that Geosciences has decided to publish a Special Issue on "Gravity Field Determination and Its Temporal Variations". Hereby, we would like to invite you to contribute to this issue by submitting a scientific paper.
Global and local gravity field modeling is very important for various applications in geodesy, geodynamics, and geophysics. For this purpose, input data are satellite-based data, especially those from dedicated space missions, e.g., GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment), GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer), future satellite missions, satellite altimetry, terrestrial and air-borne gravimetry, and shipborne data. Static gravity field models are vital for the unification of height systems in order to determine an accurate international height reference system, sea level rise, and mean dynamic topography modeling, and also in combination with geophysical models for lithospheric structure modeling (e.g., the determination of crustal thickness).
The monitoring of temporal gravity changes is important for updating the static geoid/gravity field model. The change in the gravity field, over time, is caused by the redistribution of masses within the Earth. Temporal changes in the gravity field over many years of monthly repeated data from the satellite mission, particularly the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), are used to demonstrate their power in determining large-scale Earth mass and geoid changes, such as positive geoid height rates in Laurentia and Fennoscandia related to glacial isostatic adjustments, and negative rates in Greenland and West Antarctica, as a result of mass losses due to ice-sheet melting. Furthermore, various initiatives are ongoing to prepare for future gravity missions, the most promising of which is the GRACE follow-on mission in 2018. Therefore, we would like to invite you to submit articles regarding your recent work, experimental research, or case studies, on the above and/or following topics:
- Global static gravity field models (assessments, methodological development, uncertainties and applications)
- Local and regional high-resolution gravity/geoid models
- Datum unification and international height reference system
- Geodetic gravity network developments
- Boundary-value problem in physical geodesy, no-topography gravity anomaly, topographic bias, terrain correction and atmospheric effect for determining geoid, least-square modification of Stokes formula
- Temporal variation of gravity field, mass transportation and its application, such as climate change and ground surface deformation using satellite gravimetry missions
- Future time varying gravity field missions, e.g., GRACE follow-on mission (simulations and assessments).
Please let us know if you intend to send an article by sending us a short abstract, outlining the purpose of the research and the principal results obtained, in order to verify (at an early stage) if the contribution you intend to submit fits with the objectives of the Special Issue. The tentative outline of your work (i.e., Title, Authors, Affiliations, and Abstract) should be sent to [email protected], which in its final form should be submitted by 13 July 2018.
Prof. Mohammad Bagherbandi
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- Geoid and gravity field
- Gravity field variations
- Height systems
- Mass transportation
- Reference system