Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics: Earth Dynamics

Contributions of Space Geodesy to Geodynamics: Earth Dynamics

Editor(s): David E. Smith, Donald L. Turcotte

Published Online: 15 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875905242

Online ISBN: 9781118669723

DOI: 10.1029/GD024

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 24.

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.

The highlights of the efforts of scientists and engineers from some 30 countries are contained in the 54 papers collected in three volumes which are dedicated to the memory of Edward A. (Ted) Flinn, the former Chief Scientist of the NASA Geodynamics Program.

Table of contents

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    2. Earth Orientation and Related Reference Frames (pages 99–111)

      M. Feissel, D. Bourquard, P. Charlot, E. Eisop, N. Essaifi, J.-F. Lestrade, E. F. Arias, C. Boucher and Z. Altamimi

    3. The Consistency of the Scale of the Terrestrial Reference Frames Estimated from SLR and VLBI Data (pages 113–120)

      W. E. Himwich, M. M. Watkins, C. Ma, D. S. Macmillan, T. A. Clark, R. J. Eanes, J. W. Ryan, B. E. Schutz and B. D. Tapley

    4. Improvements in the Accuracy of Goddard Earth Models (GEM) (pages 191–212)

      F. J. Lerch, R. S. Nerem, B. H. Putney, S. M. Klosko, G. B. Patel, R. G. Williamson, H. B. Iz, J. C. Chan and E. C. Pavlis