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By Fernando Sansò,Michael G. Sideris

This ebook might be in keeping with the cloth of the lecture noties in different overseas faculties for the choice and Use of the Geoid, prepared by means of the foreign Geoid Serivice of the foreign organization of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this fabric in a distinct manner no longer covereed via the few different books that exist in this subjext. extra in particular, the e-book provides (for the 1st time in one quantity) the speculation and technique of the most typical strategy used for special decision of the geoid, together with the computation of the marine geoid from satellite tv for pc altimetry facts. those are illustrated via particular examples and genuine computations of neighborhood geoids. additionally, the ebook offers the basics of estimating orthometric heights with no spirit levelling, by way of adequately combining a geoid with heights from GPS. along with the geodectic and geophysical makes use of, this final program has made geoid computation equipment highly regarded in recent times as the whole GPS and GIS person groups have an interest in estimating geoid undulations to be able to convert GPS heights to bodily significant orthometric heights (elevations above suggest sea level). the general function of the ebook is, for that reason, to supply the person group (academics, graduate scholars, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS clients, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, on the way to provide them with the total roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulation to the to be had numerical equipment and their implementation and the try in practice.

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