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International Symposium on Space Geodesy and Earth System TEXT SIZE:A A A

International Symposium on Space Geodesy and Earth System (SGES2012)
August 18-21, 2012, Shanghai, China

Background & Objectives
Mass redistribution and transport in the Earth system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, cryosphere and the interior of the solid Earth affect the Earth's shape, gravity field and rotation (the three pillars of geodesy). Space geodetic techniques, including VLBI, SLR, DORIS, GNSS, InSAR, LiDAR, ICESat, satellite radar and laser altimetry, satellite gravimetry (particularly CHAMP/GRACE/GOCE) and GNSS Reflectometry & Radio Occultation, are capable of measuring and monitoring such small changes with high accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution. These provide a unique opportunity to investigate mass transport associated with geodynamics, natural hazards, and climate change, and to better understand these processes and their interaction within the Earth system.
The International Symposium on “Space Geodesy and Earth System” will be a forum for assessing current technological capabilities and presenting recent results of space geodetic observations and understanding the physical processes and coupling in the Earth system, and future impacts on climate. Topics include data retrieval of space geodetic techniques, reference frame, atmospheric-ionospheric sounding and disturbance, gravity field, crustal deformation and earthquake geodesy, GIA, Earth rotation, hydrological cycle, ocean circulation, sea level change, and ice sheet mass balance as well as their coupling in the Earth system.


Session 1: Space geodetic techniques and reference frame (Zuheir Altamimi, Michael Pearlman)

Session 2: GNSS atmo-/ionospheric sounding and Climatology (Jens Wickert, Tom Yunck)

Session 3: Satellite gravimetry, gravity field and geoid (Roland Klees, Christopher Kotsakis)

Session 4: SAR/InSAR/LiDAR and Remote Sensing Applications (Xiaoli Ding, Manabu Hashimoto)

Session 5: Sea level change, ocean tides and ocean circulation (Jens Schroeter, Shuanggen Jin)

Session 6: Ice/snow melting and land hydrological cycle (Tonie van Dam, Shimon Wdowinski)

Session 7: Earth rotation, geodynamics and Earth system coupling (Richard Gross, Harald Schuh)

Session 8: Active tectonic deformation and earthquake geodesy (Jeff. Freymueller, Wenke Sun)

International Forum:
Long-Range Science Goals and Challenges for Geodesy

International Association of Geodesy (IAG) Commission 1, 3, 4

International Association of Geodesy Sub-Commission 2.6

Asia-Pacific Space Geodynamics Program (APSG)

Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS)

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), CAS

Institute of Geodesy and Geophysics. Chinese Academy of Sciences
Address:340 XuDong Rd. Wuhan 430077, Hubei, China