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Main Title Earth Observation with CHAMP Results from Three Years in Orbit / [electronic resource] :
Author Reigber, Christoph.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Lühr, Hermann.
Schwintzer, Peter.
Wickert, Jens.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2005
Call Number QC801-809
ISBN 9783540268000
Subjects Physical geography ; Geographical information systems ; Astrophysics
Internet Access
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Collation XVI, 628 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Orbit and Earth Gravity Field -- Earth Magnetic Field -- Neutral Atmosphere and Ionosphere. In the summer of 2000 the German geo-research satellite CHAMP was launched into orbit. Its innovative payload arrangement and the low initial orbit allow CHAMP to simultaneously collect and almost continuously analyse precise data relating to gravity and magnetic fields at low altitude. In addition, CHAMP also measures the neutral atmosphere and ionosphere using GPS techniques. Three years after launch, more than 200 CHAMP investigators and co-investigators from all over the world met at the GeoForschungsZentrum in Potsdam to present and discuss the results derived from the extensive data sets of the mission. The main outcome of this expert meeting is summarized in this volume. The book offers a comprehensive insight into the present status of the exploitation of CHAMP data for Earth system research and practical applications in geodesy, geophysics and meteorology.