Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

The Geodetic Observatory Wettzell—A fundamental reference point

By
Urs Hugentobler
Urs Hugentobler
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Alexander Neidhardt
Alexander Neidhardt
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Pierre Lauber
Pierre Lauber
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Martin Ettl
Martin Ettl
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
K. Ulrich Schreiber
K. Ulrich Schreiber
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Reiner Dassing
Reiner Dassing
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Thomas Klügel
Thomas Klügel
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Stefan Riepl
Stefan Riepl
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Günther Herold
Günther Herold
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Gerhard Kronschnabl
Gerhard Kronschnabl
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Christian Plötz
Christian Plötz
Forschungseinrichtung Satellitengeodäsie, Technische Universität München, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 München, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Uwe Hessels
Uwe Hessels
Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie, Geodätisches Observatorium Wettzell, Sackenrieder Str. 25, 93444 Bad Kötzting, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 2011

Abstract

This field trip provides the opportunity to visit a prominent fundamental observatory where a variety of space geodetic instruments are routinely operated for precise location of a stable reference point in space, serving the geodetic community and society. The co-location of three large radio telescopes and two laser ranging facilities at the same observatory is exceptional; the large “G” ring laser is a unique instrument. Staff members are available to explain technical and operational details and to answer questions. Last but not least, the observatory is located in the picturesque landscape of the Bavarian Forest.

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables

Contents

GSA Field Guide

Geological Field Trips in Central Western Europe

Sara Carena
Sara Carena
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Anke M. Friedrich
Anke M. Friedrich
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Bernd Lammerer
Bernd Lammerer
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Luisenstr. 37, 80333 Munich, Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Geological Society of America
Volume
22
ISBN electronic:
9780813756226
Publication date:
January 01, 2011

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal