Synopses & Reviews
"Physical Geodesy", published in 1967, has for many years been considered as the standard introduction to its field. The enormous progress since then has required a complete reworking. While basic material has been retained other parts are completely updated. However, there is a seamless welding of new ideas and methods (GPS, satellites, collocation). 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.
"Physical Geodesy", published in 1967, has for years been considered as the standard introduction to its field. Progress since then has required a complete reworking for this edition though the welding of new ideas and methods to the original text is seamless.
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.- References.- Subject index.