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Thoroughly revised and up to date version. The booklet covers the complete box of satellite tv for pc geodesy (status spring/\break summer time 2002). easy chapters on reference platforms, time, sign propagation, and satellite tv for pc orbits are up to date. All at present vital remark equipment are incorporated and in addition all newly introduced satellites of curiosity to geodesy. specific emphasis is given to the present prestige of the worldwide Positioning method (GPS), which covers now approximately one 3rd of the publication. a brand new bankruptcy on Differential GPS and energetic GPS reference networks is integrated. The GPS modernization plans, GLONASS, the approaching ecu procedure GALILEO, smooth advancements in GPS information research, mistakes modelling, distinctive actual time tools and ambiguity solution are handled intimately. New satellite tv for pc laser ranging missions, new altimetry missions (e.g. TOPEX/Poseidon, ERS-1/2, GFO, JASON), and new and coming near near gravity box missions (CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE) also are thought of. The e-book serves as a textbook for complex undergraduate and graduate scholars, in addition to a reference for pros and scientists within the box of engineering and geosciences resembling geodesy, surveying, geo-information, navigation, geophysics and oceanography.

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It corresponds to the time which an atomic clock would measure on the rotating geoid. For the sake of continuity TDT was set equal to ET at the beginning of January 1, 1984. s 184 exists between the TAI time scale, and the TDT (or ET) time scale. In 1991 the IAU has defined new time scales in the framework of the general theory of relativity to clarify the relationships between space-time coordinates. In 38 2 Fundamentals this concept a time scale is regarded as one of the coordinate axes of a space-time reference frame (Guinot, 1995).

They can therefore easily be described in a local reference coordinate system which is tied to the direction of the plumb line, n, at the observation 22 2 Fundamentals point, P . The orientation of the vector, n, is usually determined from astronomical observations and described as − the astronomical latitude and − the astronomical longitude   cos cos n =  cos sin  . 27) sin The relationship between the local astronomical system, defined as Zenith − origin at the observation point P , Z P − Z -axis directed to the astronomii n s cal zenith, Z X z CTP A − X -axis directed to the north (astronomical meridian), Y North East P − Y -axis directed to the east, g and the global conventional terrestrial system (CTS) is described in Fig.

9. The vertical separation between the geoid and a particular reference ellipsoid is called geoid undulation N. The numerical values of the undulations evidently depend on the particular ellipsoid used. For a global reference ellipsoid they can reach up to 100 m. The geometrical relation between the geoid undulation, N , the ellipsoidal height, h, and the orthometric height, H (obtained from spirit levelling), is approximately (see also Fig. 82, p. 366) h = N + H. 9. Relationship between ellipsoid and geoid It is evident that the geoid undulation N must be known when observations from satellite geodesy (leading to ellipsoidal heights) and from terrestrial geodesy (leading to heights defined in the gravity field) are used in a combined adjustment.

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