Topic coordinator: Prof. Jürgen Kusche (Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformation der Universität Bonn)
In this subject area the global variations of mass and mass balances are investigated, as well as interaction and exchange mechanisms (hydrological cycle, ice melting in the polar regions, sea-level fluctuations, groundwater, relationship with anthropogenic influences, tides of oceans and atmosphere), length-of day variation, and high-resolution models of the gravity field.
List of projects related to this topic:
J. Ebbing, M. Korte: Structure of the magnetic lithosphere from global analysis of satellite data. More information about this project can be found here.
M. Kaban: Thermal, density and rheological model of Antarctica based on integration of satellite data and its application to thermal regime of the ice shield (MANTIS). More information about this project can be found here.
J. Kusche, R. Rietbroek, J. Schröter, S. Danilov, S. Schön: Consistent ocean mass time series from LEO potential field missions (CONTIM). More information about this project can be found here.
R. Pail, J. Flury, M. Schmidt, C. Stolle: Interactions of Low-orbiting Satellites with the Surrounding Ionosphere and Thermosphere (INSIGHT). More information about this project can be found here.
A complete list of projects can be found here.