Special Issue "Geodesy for Gravity and Height Systems"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Geology, Geomorphology and Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: physical geodesy; satellite geodesy
Interests: gravity; mathematical and theoretical geodesy
Interests: gravity and geoid modeling; satellite altimetry; height systems
Geodesy in general and gravity field modeling in particular have become important disciplines of remote sensing of our planet and provide unique products that are used by many geoscientific disciplines. From the classical disciplines of geoid determination, geodetic reference systems realization, navigation and satellite orbit determination, and geophysics and interior earth structure, the gravity field science has in recent decades provided unique data on mass transport processes in the Earth system, such as changes in the water cycle and ice mass melting, primarily due to the GRACE and GRACE-Follow On satellite missions. At the same time, global knowledge of the gravity field details has improved significantly due to the GOCE mission, large-scale airborne gravity campaigns, and the coverage of the oceans by satellite altimetry. New technologies such as cold atom interferometry, miniature gravity sensors, strap-down IMU gravity sensors, and new satellite mission concepts are going to further advance gravity field science.
This Special Issue solicits contributions that focus on all aspects of global and regional gravity field determination, from theoretical and methodological issues to modeling results and applications. We seek contributions that focus on absolute and relative gravimetry, instrumentation and new sensors, gravity field theory, global and regional gravity field modeling at all spatial and temporal scales, and geophysical and oceanographic applications of gravity field models. Theory, methodology, and practical aspects of height system unification will also be a focus element, as well as current and future gravity field missions for monitoring mass transport processes in the Earth system.
Prof. Dr. Roland Pail
Prof. Dr. Pavel Novák
Prof. Dr. George Vergos
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- Gravity field modeling
- Height systems
- Satellite gravity missions
- Satellite altimetry
- Mass transport