Item description for Physical Geodesy by Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof...
"Physical Geodesy" by Heiskanen and Moritz, published in 1967, has for a long time been considered as the standard introduction to its field. The enormous progress since then, however, required a complete reworking. While basic material could be retained other parts required a complete update. This concerns, above all, the adaptation to the fact that the geometry can now be precisely determined by methods such as GPS, and that new satellite methods, combined with terrestrial methods, also make a detailed determination of the earth's gravitational field a possibility and a necessity. Highlights include: emphasis on global integration of geometry and gravity, a simplified approach to Molodensky's theory without integral equations, and a general combination of all geodetic data by least-squares collocation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.46" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.98 lbs.
Release Date Sep 14, 2005
ISBN 3211235841 ISBN13 9783211235843
This is the standard text in geodesy, and it is exclusively used at Ohio State University. It is very thorough and it is written at the 4th year level. It is also the book you want for Helmut Moritz's complete improvement of his 1967 book, entiled "PhysicalGeodesy" without any deletions and all new improvements. It does in fact come in "hard back and this is the only way to purchase it for lifetime reference!" It is the only one written in English that not only derives the formulas; but covers all existing topics in this field.