Gravity Field and Dynamics of the Earth
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:12/7/1993 - Springer
By: Milan Bursa, Karel Pec
Satellite observations allow the reconstruction of the gravity field of the Earth-Moon system. The data obtained from satellite observations are used toreconstruct inhomogeneities in the Earth's interior and related dynamic processes. The theory of variations in the Earth's gravity fielddue to the variations in the rotation of the Earth is discussed in detail. Further a critical assessment of the hypothesis of the expanding Earth is presented on the base of recent astronomical and satellite data as well as linear laser ranging. Readers will find a thorough overview over the interdisciplinary fields of space geodesy, geodynamics and physics of the Earth's interior.