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Satellite Gravimetry and the Solid Earth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128169360, 9780128169377

Satellite Gravimetry and the Solid Earth

1st Edition

Mathematical Foundations

Author: Mehdi Eshagh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128169360
eBook ISBN: 9780128169377
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th September 2020
Page Count: 500
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Satellite Gravimetry and the Solid Earth: Mathematical Foundations presents the theories behind satellite gravimetry data and their connections to solid Earth. It covers the theory of satellite gravimetry and data analysis, presenting it in a way that is accessible across geophysical disciplines. Through a discussion of satellite measurements and the mathematical concepts behind them, the book shows how various satellite measurements, such as satellite orbit, acceleration, vector gravimetry, gravity gradiometry, and integral energy methods can contribute to an understanding of the gravity field and solid Earth geophysics.

Bridging the gap between geodesy and geophysics, this book is a valuable resource for researchers and students studying gravity, gravimetry and a variety of geophysical and Earth Science fields.

Key Features

  • Presents mathematical concepts in a pedagogic and straightforward way to enhance understanding across disciplines
  • Explains how a variety of satellite data can be used for gravity field determination and other geophysical applications
  • Covers a number of problems related to gravimetry and the gravity field, as well as the effects of atmospheric and topographic factors on the data
  • Addresses the regularization method for solving integral equations, isostasy based on gravimetric and flexure methods, elastic thickness, and sub-lithospheric stress


Geodesists, Geophysicists, Geologists, Seismologists, Volcanologists, Geochemists; also students and engineers in related fields

Table of Contents

  1. Earth Gravity Field Presentations
    2. Structure Satellite Gravimetric Data
    3. Modelling Perturbing Potentials
    4. Isostasy
    5. Determination of Lithospheric and Sublithospheric Stresses
    6. Satellite Gravimetry and Local Gravity Field
    7. Satellite Gravimetry and Crustal Structure
    8. Satellite Gravimetry and Sublithospheric and Lithospheric Stresses
    9. An Overview of Regularization


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About the Author

Mehdi Eshagh

Mehdi Eshagh is a Professor of Geodesy at University West in Sweden. His field of research covers satellite gravimetry with specialisation in local gravity field determination, crustal structure recovery and stress determination using gravimetric data. The subject of this book is exactly in the research field of the author and this book will be a collection of the author’s experiences in Satellite gravimetry and its applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mehdi Eshagh, Professor of Geodesy, University West, Sweden

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