Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics: Crustal Dynamics
Copyright 1993 by the American Geophysical Union
Editor(s): David E. Smith, Donald L. Turcotte
Published Online: 17 MAR 2013
Print ISBN: 9780875905235
Online ISBN: 9781118670163
Book Series: Geodynamics Series
About this Book
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 23.
There are times in the history of a science when the evolving technology has been combined with a singleness of purpose to make possible the next great step. For space geodesy the decade of the 1980s was one of those times. Initiated in the early 1980s, the NASA Crustal Dynamics Project (CDP), a global venture of unprecedented proportions, exploited new technologies to confirm and refine tectonic theories and to advance geodynamics.