The Geodesist’s Handbook 2016

  title={The Geodesist’s Handbook 2016},
  author={Hermann Drewes and Franz Kuglitsch and J{\'o}zsef Ad{\'a}m and Szabolcs R{\'o}zsa},
  journal={Journal of Geodesy},
Geodetic methods to determine the relativistic redshift at the level of 10$$^{-18}$$-18 in the context of international timescales: a review and practical results
The frequency stability and uncertainty of the latest generation of optical atomic clocks is now approaching the one part in $$10^{18}$$1018 level. Comparisons between earthbound clocks at rest must
Refinement of Bouguer anomalies derived from the EGM2008 model, impact on gravimetric signatures in mountainous region: Case of Cameroon Volcanic Line, Central Africa
Global geopotential models have not included the very high frequencies of the Earth's external gravity field. This is called omission error. This omission error becomes more important in mountainous
Chronometric Geodesy: Methods and Applications
The theory of general relativity was born more than one hundred years ago, and since the beginning has striking prediction success. The gravitational redshift effect discovered by Einstein must be
Application of the PCA/EOF method for the analysis and modelling of temporal variations of geoid heights over Poland
Temporal variations of geoid heights are vitally important in geodesy and Earth science. They are essentially needed for dynamic and kinematic updates of the static geoid model. These temporal
Definition and Proposed Realization of the International Height Reference System (IHRS)
The theoretical foundations supporting the implementation of such a physical reference surface in terms of an International Height Reference System are addressed and guidance for the coming activities required for the practical and sustainable realization of this system are provided.
The Geodesist’s Handbook 2020
Colorado geoid computation experiment: overview and summary
The primary objective of the 1-cm geoid experiment in Colorado (USA) is to compare the numerous geoid computation methods used by different groups around the world. This is intended to lay the
Gravity for Lithosphere Architecture Determination and Analysis: the Central Eastern Mediterranean case study
The Central‐Eastern Mediterranean region is known to be a complex area due to the interaction of four tectonic plates, namely Arabia, Africa, Anatolia and Eurasia, and by the presence of an ancient
Estimation of the height datum geopotential value of Hong Kong using the combined Global Geopotential Models and GNSS/levelling data
The advent of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) and Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Exploration (GOCE) has changed the global contribution in the determination of
Geodetic SAR for Height System Unification and Sea Level Research - Observation Concept and Preliminary Results in the Baltic Sea
The concept of using the new observation type in an integrated sea level observing system and some early results for SAR positioning in the Baltic sea area are presented and some problems related to the new technique are exhibited.


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IDS contribution to ITRF2008
Fundamental Parameters and Current (2004) Best Estimates of the Parameters of Common Relevance to Astronomy, Geodesy, and Geodynamics by Erwin Groten, IPGD, Darmstadt
At present, systems of fundamental constants are in a state of transition. Even though the uncertainties of many constants have substantially decreased, the numerical values themselves did not
Earth’s core and mantle [Plag et al
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IERS Annual Report 2001 47 The algorithm used by the IERS Rapid Service/Prediction Centre for the determination of the quick-look Earth orientation parameters is based on a weighted cubic spline with
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The development and evaluation of the Earth Gravitational Model 2008 (EGM2008)
[1] EGM2008 is a spherical harmonic model of the Earth's gravitational potential, developed by a least squares combination of the ITG-GRACE03S gravitational model and its associated error covariance
The Actual Plate Kinematic and Crustal Deformation Model APKIM2005 as Basis for a Non-Rotating ITRF
A present-day plate kinematic and crustal deformation model is needed as a reference system for station velocities in the ITRF. The common rotation of all points of the Earth surface has to become
Combining the orbits of the IGS Analysis Centers
Currently seven Analysis Centers of the International GPS Service for Geodynamics (IGS) are producing daily precise orbits and the corresponding Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP). These individual
Regional Gravity Field Modeling: Theory and Practical Results
Geodesy, with its three core areas positioning and reference systems, Earth rotation determination, and gravity field modeling, is striving for a relative accuracy of at least 10−9 for all relevant