Thermospheric Density and Wind Determination from Satellite Dynamics

Author: Eelco Doornbos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642251283
Release Date: 2012-01-19
Genre: Science

The Earth's atmosphere is often portrayed as a thin and finite blanket covering our planet, separate from the emptiness of outer space. In reality, the transition is gradual and a tiny fraction of the atmophere gases is still present at the altitude of low orbiting satellites. The very high velocities of these satellites ensure that their orbital motion can still be considerably affected by air density and wind. This influence can be measured using accelerometers and satellite tracking techniques. The opening chapters of this thesis provide an excellent introduction to the various disciplines that are involved in the interpretation of these observations: orbital mechanics, satellite aerodynamics and upper atmospheric physics. A subsequent chapter, at the heart of this work, covers advances in the algorithms used for processing satellite accelerometry and Two-Line Element (TLE) orbit data. The closing chapters provide an elaborate analysis of the resulting density and wind products, which are generating many opportunities for further research, to improve the modelling and understanding of the thermosphere system and its interactions with the lower atmosphere, the ionosphere-magnetosphere system and the Sun.

Statistical Models for Data Analysis

Author: Paolo Giudici
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319000329
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Mathematics

The papers in this book cover issues related to the development of novel statistical models for the analysis of data. They offer solutions for relevant problems in statistical data analysis and contain the explicit derivation of the proposed models as well as their implementation. The book assembles the selected and refereed proceedings of the biannual conference of the Italian Classification and Data Analysis Group (CLADAG), a section of the Italian Statistical Society. ​


ISBN: STANFORD:36105115049350
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

Publishes source materials for historical research on the exact sciences in Antiquity and the Middle Ages in original languages, with translations, notes, and commentaries.

ISBN: MINN:31951002986041E
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Social sciences

Strategic Management in the Aviation Industry

Author: Sascha Albers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351897686
Release Date: 2017-07-05

This book provides a comprehensive overview of current strategic challenges and measures required to meet those challenges in a dynamic industry. Experts from aviation practice and management, in addition to acknowledged scholars, contribute to this volume and combine academic expertise with economic and business perspectives in an unprecedented way for the aviation field. The focus is not restricted to passenger airlines. The five parts of the book additionally include chapters on alliance management and formation, strategic issues for air freight carriers and airport companies, as well as impacts the airline industry exerts on its environment. The book combines both concepts and results from recent academic research with applications and case studies from major industry players. Readership includes academics, students on advanced aviation courses, senior aviation professionals in airline, airport and supplier companies, international organizations and governmental agencies.

A Window on the Future of Geodesy

Author: Fernando Sansò
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540274322
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Genre: Science

These proceedings represent the worldwide picture of the state of the art of geodesy. The volume comprehensively covers the most recent results and supplies a good review of the new ideas developing in the field, opening a window to the future of geodesy.

Individuelle Verm gensverwaltung f r Privatkunden

Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663085591
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Die Vermögensverwaltung ist eine anspruchsvolle Dienstleistung für wohlhabende Privatkunden. Der Autor entwickelt, ausgehend von einer Analyse der Markt- und Wettbewerbsbedingungen, Empfehlungen für die strategische Positionierung von Vermögensverwaltern.