International Network of Global Fiducial Stations: Science and Implementation Issues

International Network of Global Fiducial Stations: Science and Implementation Issues

By: Committee on Geodesy (author), Panel on a Global Network of Fiducial Sites (author), Board on Earth Sciences & Resources (author), National Research Council (author), Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author)Paperback

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The advent of highly precise space-based geodetic techniques has led to the application of these techniques to the solution of global earth and ocean problems. Now under consideration is a worldwide network of interconnected fiducial stations where geodetic as well as other scientific measurements can be made. This book discusses the science rationale behind the concept of an extensive global network of fiducial sites. It identifies geophysical problems that cannot be solved without a global approach and cites geodetic objectives that call for a global deployment of fiducial sites. It concludes with operations considerations and proposes a plan for development of the global network.

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Panel on a Global Network of Fiducial Sites, Committee on Geodesy, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 1. Overview; 3 2. Scientific Rationale For Global Networks; 4 3. Operational Considerations; 5 4. A Proposed Plan; 6 References; 7 Acronyms; 8 Appendix A: Review of Recent Studies; 9 Appendix B: IERS Charge/Mission; 10 Appendix C: IGS Call for Participation; 11 Appendix D: Economics of Campaign vs. Observatory Mode

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1991
  • ISBN13: 9780309045438
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780309045438
  • ISBN10: 0309045436

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