Satellite Gravimetry and the Solid Earth

Satellite Gravimetry and the Solid Earth

Mathematical Foundations

1st Edition - September 15, 2020

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  • Author: Mehdi Eshagh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128169377
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128169360

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: September 15, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128169377
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128169360

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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  • Farzam F. Fri Sep 25 2020

    Perfect for the researchers in earth fields

    This book provides comprehensive information about theoretical and practical gravimetric sciences. I think this book has been written with a different approach which is ideal for geodesics, geophysicists, and geologists. As a geodesics, I am really impressed by the work the author has done with a high degree of detail.

  • Alireza A. Fri Sep 25 2020

    Interesting book

    I highly recommend this book for all students and professors in gradiometric subjects. I think applicational and mathematical issues have been considered in this book.

  • Guy F. Fri Sep 25 2020

    Interesting Book

    This book is good for the researcher who needs a mathematic foundation for remote sensing applied to geodesy

  • Majid A. Fri Sep 11 2020

    PhD in Geodesy

    I absolutely recommend this book and think that the book will be very usable for both geodesics and geophysicists.

  • Ali M. Thu Sep 10 2020

    I do recommend it.

    I know Dr. Mehdi Eshagh for several years. He is a knowable person who's seeking to teach students the best method of learning the subjects.