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By R. Rummel (auth.), Jakob Flury, Reiner Rummel (eds.)

Currently, a primary iteration of committed satellite tv for pc missions for the ideal mapping of the Earth’s gravity box is in orbit (CHAMP, GRACE, and shortly GOCE). The gravity information from those satellite tv for pc missions supply us with very new details at the dynamics of planet Earth. specifically, at the mass distribution within the Earth’s inside, the whole water cycle (ocean movement, ice mass stability, continental water lots, and atmosphere), and on alterations within the mass distribution.

The effects are attention-grabbing, yet nonetheless tough with admire to spatial and temporal answer. Technical development in satellite-to-satellite monitoring and in gravity gradiometry will permit extra distinct ends up in the longer term. during this distinctive factor, Earth scientists improve visions of destiny functions in accordance with follow-on high-precision satellite tv for pc gravimetry missions.

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Schlatter A. : 2003, Analysis of vertical movements in Switzerland, Presentation EGS-AGU-EUG general assembly Nice 2003. Perosanz, F. : 2003, Adv. Space Res. 31(8), 1883–1888. : 2002, Global unification of height systems and GOCE, in M. ), Gravity, geoid and geodynamics, IAG symposium Banff 2000, Springer, pp. 13–20. : 2004, Earth, Moon and Planets, this issue. , Ihde, J. : 1999, Preliminary Transformation Relations between National European Height Systems and the United European Levelling Network (UELN), in Report on the Symposium of the IAG Subcommission for Europe (EUREF), pp.

Using the kinematic method), the influence of the non-gravitational forces could be studied, which could be of value for atmosphere physics. In summary, there is no immediate need from the point of view of orbit determination for a follow-on dedicated gravity mission. 4. Conclusions Geodesy, including navigation, mapping, engineering and geo-referencing requires geoid, gravity anomaly or deflections of the vertical (DOV) values in the absolute sense. Thus, not only the (commission) error of these quantities deduced from potential future satellite gravity missions has to be taken into account.

In Section 5, miscellaneous ocean processes that can produce intense quasipermanent dynamic topography gradients over spatial scales not resolved by GOCE are reviewed. A special emphasis is put on regions bordering continental boundaries and on the Mediterranean Sea because of the relatively small-scale of the dynamical processes that occur there. Finally, the question of the complementary data/models that would be required to make the best use of future high resolution gravity observations is examined.

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