Introduction to Satellite Geodesy

Short history of geodesy, gravitation, potential theory, Laplace’s equation, visco-elastic earth, gravimetry, geodetic sensors in the orbit, GNSS, altimeters, GRACE, climate change indicators and their relation to geodesy.


  • Heiskanen, W. A., and Moritz, H., “Physical Geodesy”, San Francisco, WH Freeman.
  • William, K. M., Theory of Satellite Geodesy: Applications of Satellites to Geodesy, Dover Earth Science.
  • Torge, W., Geodesy, De Gruyter Textbook.
  • Some publications and NASA tech reports.