Special Issue "Next-Generation Gravity Mission"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Satellite Missions for Earth and Planetary Exploration".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 November 2023 | Viewed by 3451
Interests: gravity field missions; gravity field modelling; height systems; mass distribution and transport
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During the last two decades, satellite gravimetry has become a new remote sensing technique, providing a detailed global picture of the physical structure of the Earth. With the CHAMP, GRACE, GRACE Follow-On, and GOCE missions, for the first time, mass irregularities and the transport of mass in the Earth system could be systematically observed and monitored from space. A wide range of Earth science disciplines and operational observing systems benefit from these observations and have been enabled to improve their models and to get new insights into processes of the Earth system (e.g., water cycle, continental hydrology, ocean modelling, ice sheet and glacier melting, lithosphere modelling). In order to secure sustained observations of mass distribution and mass transport on a long-term basis, but also to address new applications, space agencies and the Earth science community are currently planning and studying mission concepts for the next-generation gravity mission. This mission, in addition to ensuring continuity, shall be capable of providing mass-related Earth system parameters with higher accuracy and better spatial and temporal resolutions.
In order to get a complete picture about the state-of-the-art and future developments towards a next generation gravity mission, the aim of the Special Issue is to collect papers addressing the topic from various perspectives.
Themes and articles may cover anything from the mission design down to applications. In particular, contributions may address, but are not limited to the following topics:
- Mission architecture;
- Orbit design for next-generation gravity missions;
- Satellite system concepts;
- Observation techniques and instruments;
- Data processing concepts;
- Simulations and performance analyses;
- Applications in Earth sciences or other disciplines.
Dr. Thomas Gruber
Dr. Jean-Michel Lemoine
Manuscript Submission Information
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- satellite gravimetry
- mission design
- orbit design
- gravity field space sensors
- innovative space ranging devices
- gravity field modelling
- mass distribution
- mass transport in earth system
- earth science applications