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The Earth's Shape and Gravity

A volume in The Commonwealth and International Library: Geophysics Division

Book1965

Author:

G.D. GARLAND

The Earth's Shape and Gravity

A volume in The Commonwealth and International Library: Geophysics Division

Book1965

 

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The Earth's Shape and Gravity focuses on the progress of the use of geophysical methods in investigating the interior of the earth and its shape. The publication first offers inf ... read full description

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    CHAPTER 1 - Gravity, Geophysics, Geodesy and Geology

    Pages 1-5

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    CHAPTER 2 - Gravity Measurements

    Pages 6-27

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    CHAPTER 3 - The Shape of the Sea-level Surface

    Pages 28-45

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    CHAPTER 4 - The Reduction of Gravity Observations

    Pages 46-62

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    CHAPTER 5 - The Interpretation of Gravity Anomalies

    Pages 63-81

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    CHAPTER 6 - Gravity Anomalies and the Interior of the Earth

    Pages 82-100

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    CHAPTER 7 - Gravity Anomalies and Structures in the Earth's Crust

    Pages 101-127

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    CHAPTER 8 - The Place of Gravity Measurements in Geophysical Prospecting

    Pages 128-139

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    CHAPTER 9 - Tidal Variation of Gravity

    Pages 140-149

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    APPENDIX 1 - The Elements of Potential Theory

    Pages 150-163

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    APPENDIX 2 - Equilibrium Form of a Rotating Fluid

    Pages 164-167

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    APPENDIX 3 - Determination of the External Field from Satellite Observations

    Pages 168-170

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    Bibliography

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    Author Index

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    Subject Index

    Pages 179-183

About the book

Description

The Earth's Shape and Gravity focuses on the progress of the use of geophysical methods in investigating the interior of the earth and its shape. The publication first offers information on gravity, geophysics, geodesy, and geology and gravity measurements. Discussions focus on gravity measurements and reductions, potential and equipotential surfaces, absolute and relative measurements, and gravity networks. The text then elaborates on the shape of the sea-level surface and reduction of gravity observations. The text takes a look at gravity anomalies and structures in the earth's crust; interpretation of gravity anomalies; and gravity anomalies and the interior of the earth. Topics include general principle; direct and indirect methods; low order harmonics in the gravitational field; rock densities; ocean trenches; and sedimentary basins. The book then examines the place of gravity measurements in geophysical prospecting and tidal variations of gravity. The manuscript is a dependable source of information for readers interested in the shape and gravity of the earth.

The Earth's Shape and Gravity focuses on the progress of the use of geophysical methods in investigating the interior of the earth and its shape. The publication first offers information on gravity, geophysics, geodesy, and geology and gravity measurements. Discussions focus on gravity measurements and reductions, potential and equipotential surfaces, absolute and relative measurements, and gravity networks. The text then elaborates on the shape of the sea-level surface and reduction of gravity observations. The text takes a look at gravity anomalies and structures in the earth's crust; interpretation of gravity anomalies; and gravity anomalies and the interior of the earth. Topics include general principle; direct and indirect methods; low order harmonics in the gravitational field; rock densities; ocean trenches; and sedimentary basins. The book then examines the place of gravity measurements in geophysical prospecting and tidal variations of gravity. The manuscript is a dependable source of information for readers interested in the shape and gravity of the earth.

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ISBN

978-0-08-010822-3

Language

English

Published

1965

Copyright

Copyright © 1965 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Pergamon

Authors

G.D. GARLAND

Professor of Geophysics, University of Toronto