Mission Earth

Tracking down Geodynamics and Climate Change
with Satellite Geodesy


How does your cell phone know where you are right now? How is our planet changing due to geodynamic processes and progressing climate change? How can these changes be measured precisely from space in order to acquire reliable information about the melting of ice sheets or the threat to coastal regions from rising sea levels?

Four geodesists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) provide answers to these and many other socially relevant questions in the new popular science book “Mission Earth: Tracking down Geodynamics and Climate Change with Satellite Geodesy“. The book aims at interested nonprofessionals who want to learn more about our fascinating planet, but also at experts in natural sciences. You are taken on an exciting journey from the first measurements in ancient times until the satellite era, which is providing us with a global view of our planet. Illustrative examples demonstrate how deeply global positioning and navigation with satellites pervade our daily life, and which fundamental contributions geodesy provides for improving our understanding of the system Earth and monitoring the impacts of climate change.

The book will be published in February 2021 by Springer (German edition).

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