Current State of Art of Satellite Altimetry

Current State of Art of Satellite Altimetry AbstractOne of the fundamental problems of modern geodesy is precise definition of the gravitational field and its changes in time. This is essential in positioning and navigation, geo-physics, geodynamics, oceanography and other sciences related to the climate and Earth’s environment. One of the major sources of gravity data is satellite altimetry that provides gravity data with almost 75% surface of the Earth. Satellite altimetry also provides data to study local, regional and global geophysical processes, the geoid model in the areas of oceans and seas. This technique can be successfully used to study the ocean mean dynamic topography. The results of the investigations and possible products of altimetry will provide a good material for the GGOS (Global Geodetic Observing System) and institutions of IAS (International Altimetry Service).This paper presents the achievements in satellite altimetry in all the above disciplines obtained in the last years. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Annual of Navigation de Gruyter

Current State of Art of Satellite Altimetry

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De Gruyter Open
Copyright
© 2017 Adam Łyszkowicz et al., published by De Gruyter Open
ISSN
1640-8632
eISSN
2300-6633
D.O.I.
10.1515/aon-2017-0003
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Abstract

AbstractOne of the fundamental problems of modern geodesy is precise definition of the gravitational field and its changes in time. This is essential in positioning and navigation, geo-physics, geodynamics, oceanography and other sciences related to the climate and Earth’s environment. One of the major sources of gravity data is satellite altimetry that provides gravity data with almost 75% surface of the Earth. Satellite altimetry also provides data to study local, regional and global geophysical processes, the geoid model in the areas of oceans and seas. This technique can be successfully used to study the ocean mean dynamic topography. The results of the investigations and possible products of altimetry will provide a good material for the GGOS (Global Geodetic Observing System) and institutions of IAS (International Altimetry Service).This paper presents the achievements in satellite altimetry in all the above disciplines obtained in the last years.

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Annual of Navigationde Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2017

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